Answered Prayer

So, why do we pray? Is it to beg for the things I need or want? And if I don't receive those gifts I prayed for, does that mean that God didn't listen or doesn't care? What does it mean when something bad happens, and a whole community gathers and prays fervently for a miracle that doesn't happen? The miracle doesn't occur even though constant prayer vigils are made at the bedside....death still has the last word. Where was God? Did he not care? Why was he so passive.

Passive, hardly, he was busy bringing people together to show support to let the afflicted know that they do not suffer alone. God was busy at the bedside to walk alongside so that entry into the next world is done with support and not alone.

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