when you don't get
what you prayed for.
No matter how hard you pray,
even if you cry much,
God always has the final say.
He knows if you deserve it or not.
you pour out all your feelings and emotions,
sad and depressed
because you want or need something
that's hard to get.
When you don't get
what you prayed for,
even if you go to church
to attend masses over and over,
it's because of so many things.
is it for a lot of people
or just for you alone?
then it's a selfish one,
your motive is selfish
and God won't allow you
to have it.
When you include selfishness
in your prayers
then God wouldn't listen
no matter how long your prayers are
and how much time
you spend praying.
there's something better for you
other than the one you prayed for.
You might not realize it.
A lot of times we rush at things
even when we're not sure about them
thinking that we want or need them,
but end up not wanting or needing them at all
and then regret.
Only God knows what's best for you
so let Him decide on all your prayers
with no questions ask,
and wait for His set time
with all your patience.
You can't force God to grant your prayers
and there's no way to force Him to decide
if you get what you prayed for or not.
We have no right to do that
and we have no right to complain.
But we can always ask Him for anything.
And if ever God
doesn't grant what you prayed for,
it's because you don't deserve it.
He gives any or all of these instead:
good health, long life,
safety from harm and danger,
safety from criminals,
knowledge and understanding
which are far better things
that no money can ever buy or equal.
And don't forget to pray
for other people also
because that's what good people are
and it will make your life much better too.
All your prayers should benefit people around you
and never just yourself.