Do You Wait For Your Prayers To Come True?

Venezuela
January 10, 2010 1:29am CST
When you pray, do you wait for it to happen or do you do something about it to make it happen? I don't know which is right. Someone told me that the reason prayers are not being answered is because we don't allow God to answer. It's like asking for help but doing it yourself instead. So should I wait for an answer or just do something about it?
2 responses
@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
10 Jan 10
There is a saying..God helps those that help themselves..I'm pretty sure god expects us to be pro-active in or own lives. We are supposed to be doing the best we can or at least trying to. My favorite phrase is "Faith is not believing that God can, It is knowing that he will. Have faith, he answers all prayers, just sometimes not the way we WISH he would.
• Venezuela
10 Jan 10
Thanks for the response. But sometimes I just can't figure out if what I am doing is His answer to my prayer or my own actions to answer it.
@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Maybe a little of both..I always tell my kids, that little voice inside you, that one that guides you, is the one that God uses to help take you to where you need to be.
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Tough question. If you have faith that God answers all prayers than you could have faith to go ahead and start on your own that its going to be answered. But on the other hand maybe God is going to answer it in another way than what you expect and what you are doing is working against what is planned for you. This is the way I see it, you are thinking of buying a house and you pray about it. You go ahead and put money down on it and than a day or so later you find one that is even a better fit than the first one. In cases like these it seems you should have waited. But I would consider that you were probably given some signs on what to do before it ever got to that point usually when we review things that happen we find that there is some indication of what we should have done but ignored it. Just my thoughts on it.