My parents were looking to rent their house and I asked the Sunday school teacher to pray about it and within three days we found the right renter. I believe in praying yourself and I was at the time but sometimes there's just something about having others pray too that can make a difference. All I have to say is to God be the glory!
A few minutes ago as I prayed for help in answering a comment on a different post.
On a general note, God hears every prayer and usually answers what we should have asked instead of what we do ask. Often, He expects us to do the homework and be sincere before He gives us an answer. He wants us to talk with Him, not at Him.
God only gives me an answer to my prayers when I am obedient and content where He has me at that time...and that answer is not always what I want it to be...but by then I am able to receive that answer and look for what else He is saying.
it's funny to me that people are posting here saying how God answered their prayers because they got what they wanted. I have only really wanted one thing all my life..... my goal and my dream. God has answered..... "no". At least that is how it feels to me.
God answered my prayer to give my very close friend a job, it took a while, but we kept faith that God had something waiting for him, and what do you know! His new job just appeared when he wasn't even searching!
I can't really say to be honest. I mean, I'm approved for graduation this May and whatnot, I guess that I'm just happy with the way things are right now, that he's been listening and helping me in a ways I could never understand, and I'm very grateful for it.
This isn't an answer but the question reminded me of a joke:
Darren was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up toward heaven, he said "Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place, I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up drinking." Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Darren looked up again and said "Never mind. I found one."
In the last two months, He has answered my requests to be interviewed at the pharmacy schools I applied for, to bring a person to help the praise team I am leading, and use the trials I'm going through to build my character to better reflect my Lord's.
Well, I asked Him to give me a dream. A sign as to whether I should do this certain thing I wanted to do. He never gave me the dream. I kept asking and asking and He didn't give me the dream.
"Alright," I says. I'll take matters into my own hands. Before I got the chance to do it, though, something happened and I was so glad God didn't give me the dream. I would've made a complete fool of myself.