Re: Do prayers really work?
1 John 5:14-15 NIV
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Sometimes we don't understand exactly what God's will is in our situation. I don't give my daughter everything she wants, but I do provide her with what she needs; she often times cant tell the difference between the two. We are God's children. Like a good parent, He knows the things we really need. We grow the most in the midst of trials and tribulation, the whole time crying out to God for deliverance. Sometimes when our prayers seem to be going unanswered, we are learning a valuable lesson about trusting God during the storm. Prayer is about so much more than just asking God for stuff. You cant foster a friendship without communication. God wants a relationship with us, and that requires dialogue. All that being said; yes my friend, prayer really does work.
Baruch hata Adonai, elo-henu malech ha-olam, ha'tov, va-ha'me-tev.