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There are three occasions in scripture when I can think of someone not receiving an 'answer' to prayer. But on all three occasions, they did receive a response from God the Father. The person asked, but did not receive what they asked for. But they received a response. Firstly, the one you mention : Jesus prayed that the cup should pass from him yet only if ...


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The second passage you quote is repeated in Luke 11:1-11, with some additional detail. Firstly, Jesus teaches us the Lord's Prayer. It focuses on a) God's will being done, b) God providing our basic physical needs, c) God providing our spiritual needs. Jesus then tells a parable similar to the persistent widow, about a friend who received everything he ...


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Good question. I think you are in great company, because David, for example, said, "Why, O Lord, do you stand so far away?" in Psalm 10:1. I think it provides a level of perspective when we understand that it doesn't say, "Ask and it will be given to you immediately". Hebrews 11:13 teaches us that some people died while still enduring, ...


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The name Im·manʹu·el means "With Us Is God", and Jehovahs Witneses (JWs) believe that is the translation of that name it-1 pp. 1187-1189. Not necessarily everyone with that name is a god, but we also consider the meaning of the name to be true in the case of Jesus. Jesus is a God, but we do not consider him to be equal or the same as Jehovah or ...


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God will give you what you ask for if it is already in his will for you to receive it. "I will give you what you want, if it is what I want for you." In our fallen state, we can rankle at this, but we shouldn't. God always wants what is best for us. He is not our competitor; he gives us all we have, and he loves us more than we love ourselves. A ...


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