Obafemi Fawibe: Whose prayer does God answer? (Y! Superblogger)

It is obvious that we all make our requests to the same control room and expect favourable answers. However with the variety of requests bombarding the prayer desk, whose prayer does God really answer?

The irony in life is so funny yet thought-provoking. Theology reveals that we have a supreme being that designs and predetermines our fate or destiny in life. Scientists know despite all empirical evidences that some things don’t just happen.

No matter what name we call the ‘Supreme Being’, we look up to him for certain things. We also know He does good; not evil and whatever evil that pervades our earth is initiated by man. So I begin to wonder if we all pray to God and expect answered prayers, whose prayer does God really answer?

An armed robber, who plans his ‘hit’ with great accuracy, but before going on a raid he reads Psalms 23 and 91 for protection.

Or

A family that prays for protection against all evils coupled with the right security gadgets.

A doctor who establishes a clinic with the hope of providing healthcare services and of course make money. He prays that his business makes him money.

Or

Everybody prays against sicknesses of any kind that will make them visit a hospital.

The pallbearer who prays that he makes sales, so he can feed his children.

Or

Nobody wants to die, so we pray against death.

The school boy who hopes to come across a missing sum of money on the floor.

Or

The market woman who prays not to lose money.

The nation that prays for a good leader.

Or

The politician that schemes and prays to be elected so he can embezzle the nation’s funds.

It is obvious that we all make our requests to the same control room and expect favourable answers. However with the variety of requests like above bombarding the prayer desk, whose prayer does God really answer?

The suicide bomber who prays before detonating the bomb.

Or

The countless worshipers who pray against bomb attacks.

These events and many more happen every day but does that mean God answers all prayers or does not answer any? Share your thoughts.

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Obafemi Fawibe is a blogger and soon to be published author. He is a social media enthusiast, sapiosexual and an unwavering believer in a new Nigeria. He blogs at www.obafemifawibe.wordpress.com and tweets from @phemyte

 

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3 Comments

  • ékanem says:

    Thank you for sharing this intriguing insight. The God of my understanding is one of good and not evil, not one who kills as against the god of the bible who killed thousands. Yes robbers pray, suicide bombers pray – all in a bit to be successful in their endeavors. That doesn't mean God answers such prayers. I believe God answers all prayers that are in tune with the highest good and ideals of mankind. I cannot readily say what makes the accomplishments of evil to be succesful but I can certainly say God is not evil and cannot be associated with such.

  • Morakinyo Toba says:

    We are not meant to know everything, so it will be a fruitless and aimless search trying to get an answer to all our questions, this is my opinion, because we can say some statement that will yield controversial issues like the question itself.

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