Friday, 15 March 2013

Unanswered Prayer


Books have been written about why God does not answer prayer, or why He answers some prayers and not others. The best response I have read however is this one sentence from St. Isaac the Syrian:

'If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.'
(Wisdom of St Isaac the Syrian, 5; ed. S. Brock, p. 1.)

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The astonishing love of God

The following is the astonished response of one TV host to the forgiveness of her husband's killer: