Why Your Prayers Are Seldom Answered?
Albert Einstein once said, “Thinking is difficult; that’s why so few people do it.”
Thinking is a process of self-intuition through asking relevant questions to create self-awareness and self-reflection. It’s the natural habit of the human mind to try to solve all problems by asking questions. Through the process of solving problems, the human mind may then make things happen.
So, asking all relevant questions is self-empowerment of the human mind to increase wisdom because it initiates the intent to learn, to discover, and then to change for the better.
Here are some of the questions you may want to ask yourself concerning why your prayers are seldom answered or not answered at all:
What’s a prayer?
Jesus said: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) Is a prayer just your way of asking for something that you want?
Is it a personal request to the Creator to make something happen or not to happen in your life?
Is it a conversation or communication with the Creator to further develop your relationship with Him?
Is it a way of seeking advice from the Creator to help you deal with your own life’s problems and challenges?
Is it a means of asking the Creator for His blessings you think you may be entitled to?
Or is it none of the above?
How often is a prayer said or offered?
Before you getting up, and before you going to bed?
Several times throughout the day, such as before your meals?
While attending a religious service?
Seldom, if ever, unless expressing with your condolences to someone you feel sorry for?
There’s an old proverb that says: “He who cannot ask cannot live.” Life is all about asking questions, and seeking answers from all the questions asked.
By answering all of the above questions, you may be able to self-intuit why your prayers are answered or not answered at all.
Your self-intuition requires not only your spiritual wisdom, but also your human wisdom, in particular, the TAO wisdom of the ancient sage Lao Tzu from
, who was the author of Tao
Te Ching, the ancient classic on human wisdom. China
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