What happens to unanswered prayers?

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Today, Paul Marc Goulet wrote the message of “A Miracle Every Day”. I pray his message and audio will bless you today.

Hundreds of people in my life have been confused by prayers that seem to be unanswered. 

As a new Christian, I had incredible faith in God. He had done so much in my life in just a few years: I had crazy faith, and my prayers were radical. I’ll never forget the day my faith was tested. I was driving my fiancé and members of her family somewhere when we ran out of gas. The whole group waited for a miracle as I asked God to supernaturally fill my tank. We waited and waited and tried to start it several times, but to no avail. 

I was forced to face this incredible dilemma. What do you say when your prayers are not answered as you planned? 

Even though God did not fill my tank as I had asked, a roadside service rescued us with a few gallons of free gas. Did God answer my prayer in a different way? Was it still a miracle?

Do you ever have unanswered prayers? How did you feel about it? Maybe you are experiencing this right now because of the crisis this world is currently in…

I’m sharing this simple story because it’s become a foundation for helping me understand God and the role of prayer. 

The Bible says:

  • The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16, NKJV)
  • For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20, NKJV) 

I’d like to offer you a few ways to interpret this pesky problem of prayers that are seemingly unanswered:

  1. Are you asking for the wrong thing? 
  2. Is God answering it in another, unplanned way?
  3. Do you need to find prayer support from someone else?
  4. Is the answer no?
  5. Is it being delayed by an unseen force?

I believe that God always answers, but we have a hard time interpreting His answers.

Don’t give up on prayer. It is how you become a miracle.

You’re a miracle.

Paul Marc Goulet


Thank you, Paul Marc, for sharing this today!

Thanks for existing!


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  1. suzanne Simmons on 04/04/2020 at 11:13 AM

    thank you9 Lord for everything

    • suzanne Simmons on 04/04/2020 at 11:15 AM

      Thank you Lord for everything

    • Amaranza on 04/04/2020 at 3:10 PM

      God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
      The courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

      • Patricia on 04/04/2020 at 5:01 PM

        Yes Lord! Thank you for always answering our prayers in your own special way!

  2. suzanne Simmons on 04/04/2020 at 11:16 AM

    thank you9 Lord for everything.0

  3. Laurie Donaway on 04/04/2020 at 2:46 PM

    Great devotional! Thank you!

  4. William Weber on 05/04/2020 at 4:47 AM

    Yes your prayer was answered you got gas and all ended well.In Jesus’s name Amen Amen Lord Jesus Amen Amen!!!

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