As a seminary professor, I get questions like this all the time. And while my answers typically differ based on the context and the person asking, there’s one element I always incorporate into the answer: God is real and he does answer prayers.
I always make the point that “God is real” because if he is not real, there is no good reason to pray.
But if God is real, that changes everything. It means we pray for the same reason that we eat and drink: to nourish our souls just as we nourish our bodies. Our bodies will wither away if we do not eat or drink. That is a fact. And that fact drives us to eat and drink.
But beyond that, the question that nags at many people is whether God actually answers prayers.
I won’t try to sugarcoat the answer.
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