Date: 4/21/2003 8:25:39 PM
Name or Pseudonym: Joyce
Subject: Is there a need for prayer?
Please help me out.Im getting very doubtful of prayer.I ask myself if praying and asking God for anything is neccessary when at the end of the day the answer is His alone. Im 23 and have always taken prayer seriously.15months ago,a few months to my graduation, i had this very serious automobile accident which has kept me out of school since then.Ive only not had to face the fact that i cant go back to the same university but also that im not strong enough to work as yet and with all the debts my family has accumulated during my illness they cant afford my fees anymore and im not entitled to any credits now.Ive prayed for my situation like i never have before.I cant even take comfort in friends whove all graduated and are working.Im told i have to be patient,that God knows best.Hell answer at the right time.So tell me why should i ask for anything if i always ask and dont recieve.He knows what is best for me and Hell provide at the right time so is my praying not just a waste of time?He hears my pleas but these dont change(or do they) whatever plans He has for me so why should i bother?Tell me,is it neccessary that i pray anymore?Shouldnt i just fold my arms and wait for him to act at the right time?