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God Does Not Answer Prayer

by Stephen Levine for little Whitney of 5 weeks God does not answer prayer. It is a sacrilege to think so. An insult to the god-drenched hearts of all who pray through the night and in the morning are nonetheless handed a dead child. The churches in Salem used to burn heretics to increase attendance. Now those who feel their prayer didn't reach quite far enough, that they were not pure enough, are victims of a merciless atheism that says all good fortune comes from God though the brutal often prosper and it is not uncommon to torture the pure of heart. We pray for the best, forgetting the unpredictable unfolding that must occur for us to learn prayer for others works better than for ourselves. Jesus prays in the garden of Gethsemane and is refused. Ten thousand, ten million prayers rise in Latin, Arabic, Hindi, and Hebrew yet their husbands and wives, children and sisters, fathers and brothers do not survive well if at all though in their chest bea