The Reality of Unanswered Prayer

"Unanswered Prayer" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward One of the issues that contributed to my own deconstruction of belief was unanswered prayer. I've read all the spins as to why God doesn't answer prayer. They helped for a while but eventually I saw what they were: spins. That's what this cartoonsuggests: we are lead to believe prayer "works". At some point we have to ask, "Does it really?" I read Joan Didion's book, The Year of Magical Thinking, and it articulated what I was unconsciously doing: thinking magically. It was scary. But I've come through the scary part and arrived at the peace part. Keep going! You can too.
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