5 Reasons an Angel May Not Be Able to Answer Your Prayer
Angels hear your every prayer—especially your guardian angels, who are assigned only to you and are with you constantly. Angels are also uniquely qualified to help answer your prayers, as one of an angel's main duties is to act as messenger, carrying your requests to Spirit and advocating for you with the Divine. Likewise, angels are on a mission to help us live up to our soul's full potential on earth by mentoring us with their love and guidance, another reason "answering" our prayers falls into an angel’s job description.
Having a prayer go "unanswered" can seriously shake people's faith in Spirit and their angels. But let’s clear up a few misconceptions about “unanswered prayers.” First, an angel is not a genie in a bottle—angels were never meant to, nor do they have the authority to, fulfill your every need and desire. Second, every prayer is answered—just not always in the manner or timeframe you want or expect! It's especially important to understand that angels cannot save someone's life if it is their time to go, nor can angels spare someone from experiencing a trauma or significant challenge if this experience is destined to help them grow or help others.
If the answer to your prayer is not what you were hoping for, you might be wearing blinders and miss the angels' answer altogether (which could come in the form of new opportunities or simply a different way to think about your situation, for example). Or, if you are very "attached to outcome," as the Buddhists say, you might be so angry that your angels' answer to your prayer does not match your desire (instead of your dream house you can only get financing for a much smaller, more humble abode) that you push the angels' offering aside without even considering it, like a defiant toddler refusing dinner. The angels want me to remind you about the importance of rephrasing your prayers. Instead of saying, "I want so-and-so to fall in love with me," try a more open-ended prayer, like, "I want a partner just right for me so I can be in a loving, committed relationship." The angels advise you to be equally open-minded about the answers to your prayers. Instead of a romantic partner, the angels might send you messages that you should do some emotional work with a therapist to heal old wounds or bring your self-confidence up so you will be more ready for a serious relationship with a loving partner.
Are you struggling with something and have asked the angels for help, but feel they are not answering your prayers, or are not sending you the people, opportunities, resources or specific outcome you believe the situation requires? Take a look through this list of common reasons why an angel may not be able to "answer" your prayer. When you hit on one or even several reasons why your prayer may not have been answered in the manner you expect or desire, your intuition will let you know.