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Will God answer your prayers?

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Will God answer your prayers? Sometimes, it doesn't feel like it. Actually, a lot of the time it doesn't feel like it, right? Because we keep asking about the same things, and it seems like nothing changes. That's a clue. Not that God isn't listening, but that I'm not listening. Usually, in those situations, I haven't been reading the Bible enough. I haven't been worshipping enough. I haven't been responsive to Jesus' calling enough. My prayers come from a narrow perspective, where I think I know what God should do. I can only see one suitable answer. I'm looking for a genie instead of God. But God knows better. He always has my best interest in mind. He takes the long look and plans for our futures. He is not motivated by fear, like we are.  To quote from my book Soulspeak: Praying Change into Unexpected Places :   "You can't ask God for too much. God wants to answer your requests." (98) Really. God's nature is to give. He ga