At some point in every individual’s walk with God, the question of unanswered prayer surfaces. It often erupts after we’ve passionately poured out our hearts to God about a desperate situation that we know needs His divine intervention and correction to literally save the day.
But then He doesn’t show up. Or at least not like we expected Him to or in the way we thought He would. And that’s when we struggle in our search for reasons as to “why” He didn’t answer like we thought He’d promised.
Didn’t He hear me? Doesn’t He know how important this is? Doesn’t He understand how much we need Him? Doesn’t He ask us to pray for anything in His name and He will give it to us? So what’s the catch?
Prayer invites us deeper into both the mystery and the madness of the journey of faith more than just about anything else we may encounter in life. It pushes us deeper into the heart of our great God who loves us more than we will ever be able to fully grasp and yet who responds . . . or doesn’t respond . . . in ways that can drive us to doubt or even the brink of despair as we cry out, “Why God?”
Larry Crabb has wrestled with these kinds of questions about prayer himself, and he shares with us what he’s learned along the way in his journey with God. Watch and listen as Larry responds to questions about unanswered prayer and the purpose of prayer.
I hope you find these videos helpful.
If you’re a church leader—from pastors and elders to small-group leaders, Sunday school teachers, and everyone in between—please join us for a repeat of our popular “Leading in Prayer” webinar this Thursday evening at 7:00 PM EDT with Dr. James Banks as our guest, along with Dennis Moles and myself. You can register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6281720287662468096