Does Prayer Really Work?

Because I Must Have Done It Wrong

Well, I didn’t want to be. It seemed forced, all this religion stuff. I didn’t believe the stories in the bible. It seemed made up to me. It seemed like we had to believe what they told us to believe.

Don’t get me wrong, the core values were fine. Love thy neighbor and all. I can’t argue with that. But did I have to believe in God to absorb those teachings? Not really.

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I asked them how they knew if God heard their prayers. What sort of feeling was it? How did God actually talk to them? I actually really wanted to know the answer to this. I still do.

They never did give me a straight answer other than it was just a feeling. That wasn’t good enough for me. It wasn’t enough for me to be persuaded that there was an actual God to pray to.

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Was I doing it wrong? Did we have a bad connection, God and I? Was I calling the wrong number? Why won’t he return my calls? I left plenty of messages.

All I get is radio silence from the big man upstairs.

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