"Prayers are not always - in the crude, factual sense of the word - 'granted.' This is not because prayer is a weaker kind of causality, but because it is a stronger kind. When it 'works' at all, it works unlimited by space and time. That is why God has retained a discretionary power of granting or refusing it; except on that condition prayer would destroy us. It is not unreasonable for a headmaster to say, 'Such and such things you may do according to the fixed rules of this school. But such and such other things are too dangerous to be left to general rules. If you want to do them you must come and make a request and talk over the whole matter with me in my study. And then - we'll see." - C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock.
Looking back over my life, I am so grateful for the times that God said, 'No' in answer to particular prayers.
'We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.' Romans 8:28
That would be ALL things, including God's answer, 'No.'
In Him is LIFE.
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Have a blessed Lord's Day!