POPPA HOWARD QUESTIONS WHY OUR PRAYERS ARE NOT ALWAYS ANSWERED

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POPPA HOWARD QUESTIONS WHY OUR PRAYERS

ARE NOT ALWAYS ANSWERED!!

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1: INTRODUCTION

The following observations are not just “off the cuff” but are based on years of study of thousands of Books and Magazines (well, perhaps, at least, about half a dozen, actually!!) and hours of self-meditation on this dynamic subject.

My findings fall into the category of SIX MAIN SECTIONS that I believe fully answer this very puzzling question for everybody. If you adhere to these principles I am certain that all your future prayers will be answered (unless it is in your own best interests that God knows otherwise!!).

I have put my findings into Six Sections, namely:-

SECTION 1:  GOD DOS NOT LISTEN TO ACTUAL WORDS!!

SECTION 2:  ELIMINATE ALL NEGATIVITY.

SECTION 3:  ARE WE TRAPPED BY UNIVERSAL NEGATIVE ‘BELIEFS’?

SECTION 4:  UNDER-PIN YOUR PRAYERS WITH FEELINGS

SECTION 5:  ARE WE PLAYING OUR PART IN PRAYER?!!

SECTION 6:  DO NOT TELL GOD HIS JOB !!

Off we go then, , , , , ,  but fasten your Seat-Belt, because this Article will surely change your whole life !!!, , ,  , , , , ,

               SECTION 1:   GOD DOES NOT LISTEN TO YOUR ACTUAL WORDS.

2:  GOD DOES NOT LISTEN TO YOUR ACTUAL WORDS

If God had to listen to the actual words in prayers, He would have to listen to words in thousands of different languages.  So what does He do?, ,  He only ‘SEES’ the thoughts in our Sub-Conscious minds (i.e. The Right-hand ‘Creative’ side of our Brains). You have to say the words first of course in order for your Right-Brain to know what picture to create that God will finally see.,. , ,  You get the idea??

3: AN EXAMPLE

Let’s consider for a moment what  God actually “SEES” if you pray: :“O God please take away my “PAIN”., , , ,  But God only SEES  your ‘Subconscious – Mind-Picture’ of “PAIN”, that it has created with your words, , ,  so He very graciously gives it to you as you asked Him so nicely !!!  Rather pray for “GOOOD HEALTH” and do NOT even mention the word “PAIN”

 

4: ANOTHER EXAMPLE

Here is another example,  ,  “Please God let there be NO more WARS”  In this case,  God will only  SEE  “WARS” that you have vividly pictured in your Subconscious Brain and He will grant you this with His blessing!!   So rather pray for PEACE and do NOT even mention the word “WARS”.

5: GOD TAKES A WALK THROUGH YOUR  PICTURE GALLERY!!

Here is a lovely little analogy, , ,  Imagine your Subconscious Right Brain is a Picture Gallery, and God is taking a walk through it, looking at your paintings. One of them is a very gruesome  ‘War Scene’.  This picture has just been created in your Right- Brain because you have just said the words  ”O Lord please make all WARS to cease!”. But there are no words written across the picture stating “all wars to cease”,   So God, seeing this War Picture  says “Certainly, my dear child, your prayer is answered, you can certainly  have WARS if you so wish” (but He thinks to Himself  “Personally, I think it is a daft idea!!”)., , Do you get my drift???

6: “WANDERING THOUGHTS“ DURING A CHURCH SERVICE !!

By the same token, if the Minister in Church is praying beautiful, meaningful and powerful prayers for this or that fully in line with the foregoing, but your mind is wandering, because you are worrying about your motor car that is giving a lot of trouble at the moment.  GOD WILL, THEREFORE, ONLY SEE YOUR MENTAL PICTURE OF A FAULTY MOTOR CAR, in your “Subconscious Picture Gallery”, and because  all your thoughts are prayers,  Bingo !!, , , God grants you a FAULTY MOTOR CAR  with His blessing!!!

7: A GOOD SUMMARY IN ONE CRYPTIC SENTENCE!!

God gives us everything  “IMAGIN – ABLE” , , Not anything “SPOKE– ABLE!”!!

 

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       SECTION 2:  ELIMINATE  ALL NEGATIVITY

 

8:  ELIMINATE  ALL NEGATIVITY.

Following on from the above, here is something very hard to swallow and also achieve, ,,  Both your Subconscious Mind AND  God do NOT recognize NEGATIVE WORDS such as  No,  Not, Never, Remove or Prefixes such as  Un–,  Anti–, etc:  This is because  both your Subconscious Mind and God ONLY DEAL IN PICTURES so you  get the wrong outcome from what you actually intended and expected when you prayed using NEGATIVE Words!!

 

9: THE SOLUTION

The solution? , , , Only pray for POSITIVE and LOVELY THINGS such as ‘Love’ ‘Perfect Health’,  ‘World Peace’, ‘Law and  Order’ etc:  When praying for someone who is ill, whatever you do, do NOT tell God that he or she is suffering from this or that illness. Apart from the fact that He knows this already, you will be picturing your friend’s suffering AND GOD WILL SEE THIS IN YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS  MIND and will graciously give you what you have inadvertently asked for, namely ILLNESS.  Rather pray that Mr. or Mrs.. XYZ will enjoy ‘PERFECT HEALTH

 

10: AS ALL YOUR THOUGHTS ARE “PRAYERS” , , CARRY THE FOREGOING CONCEPTS INTO YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE

You must also carry all this into your everyday life, because ALL YOUR THOUGHTS ARE PRAYERS.. Watch out for the very common trap of using DOUBLE NEGATIVES. . For example, in answer to the greeting  “How are you ?  Never  ever reply   “I am not too bad thank you” , or “I cannot complain” (Typical answers, hey??!!). So, God says “O.K. I  SEE your prayer, so I will certainly give you a lot of bad’and a lot to ‘complain  of !! .

This is easier said than done of course, and requires a tremendous amount of Self Discipline, , , .But the effort MUST be made, nevertheless!!

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                 SECTION 3: UNIVERSAL NEGATIVE BELIEFS

11: ARE WE TRAPPED BY UNIVERSAL NEGATIVE  BELIEVES? 

Following on from the foregoing do NOT become trapped by unconditionally accepting UNIVERSAL NEGATIVE “BELIEFS”, as these are “SUBCONSCIOUS-PRAYER-PICTURES” and they will be surely granted!  This requires exceptional personal Mental Discipline.  But if you do not do this, then you are SUNK, as sure as the Titanic!!    Here are some typical examples you MUST avoid saying OR EVEN THINKING at all costs , , , ,

“I always get a cold every winter!”

“My illness (or whatever) can’t be helped, it is hereditary!”

“I can NEVER find parking!”

“I’ have never won anything in my life!”

“I was born unlucky!”

“I have always been ‘Accident Prone’!”

“I NEVER get anything right the first time!”

“I am absolutely HOPELESS at Mental Arithmetic!”

“It ALWAYS rains when we go on holiday !!”

“Statistics show that not many people live over 85”

“Our Transport System is an absolute disaster”

‘Our Government is an Absolute Disaster!!”

“I do not deserve to be rich (happy) (lucky) (healthy) , , , , , , (whatever)!”

“I cannot  help it, it runs in the Family!!”

“Mother-in Laws are all the same!!”
“This town is full of very unfriendly people” (And if you should move elsewhere, people will also be unfriendly there, sure as eggs!!).

And so on and so on ,,,,,,,,,, Do you recognize and say these, , , or, even worse still, believe  in  any of them??!!

What a dismal Picture Gallery these pictures will all make for God to see AND GRANT WITH HIS BLESSING 

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                 SECTION 4: UNDER-PIN OUR PRAYERS WITH FEELINGS

 

12: UNDER-PIN  YOUR PRAYERS WITH YOUR FEELINGS

Your prayers must be always under-pinned with your FEELINGS . When praying for rain, for instance, in your mind, FEEL it beating on your face and body, hear in your mind the thunder and imagine the lightning and the torrents of water rushing along the gutters. This gives God a REALLY VIVID PAINTING to look at in your Gallery!! (and He will rush to tell His Angels to turn all the taps full on !!!)..

GREGG BRADEN has written a splendid book on this ‘Feelings Principle’ in prayer that he calls “THE  ISAIAH  EFFECT”  (The above prayer for rain is just one example that he cites).

By the way, did you know that Isaiah was deformed?  Yes ,he was,  because ‘One eye’s higher’   than the other!!!’ , , , , , , (GOTCH-YA !!).

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                  SECTION 5: ARE WE PLAYINGY OUR PART IN PRAYER?                                

 

13: ARE WE PLAYING OUR PART IN RESPECT OF PRAYER ?

It is very often not enough to simply pray and then lean back, sitting on the side-lines just waiting for some wonderful  miraculous ‘Divine Action’ to take place.. We are often given “Spiritual-Mental-Instructions”  or “Spiritual Tips”  in the form of  “Inspirational Thoughts”,(often very repetitive, but ignored!!) or perhaps given in Dreams.   WE must then CO-OPERATE order to CO-CREATE the practical answers to our prayers.

Also, look for “SIGNS” especially if a simple “Yes’ or ‘No’ is required to guide your future. (Lots of ‘Yes’s’ seen in Newspapers, Shop-Windows, on Television etc: As an example of this, when buying a new car recently ,I could not decide whether or not to get one with ‘Automatic’ or ‘Manual’ Gear-Change. (Everyone said that I must get the ‘Automatic’).   So I prayed for guidance.  As a result, I was (a): Drawn into a conversation about Organ MANUALS.  (b) My eyes were drawn to a book on my desk entitled  “Instruction MANUAL”, and finally  (c)The Minister’s surname at Church that Sunday was EMANUEL. So I reckoned that these were enough ‘Signs’ and bought the Manual Gear Change without any further hesitation (Which has proved to be the right choice 100 times over!!!).  “Just Shear Coincidence of course”  most people will say !!   
Many think that their prayers have been ignored, whereas, in actual fact, the person themselves are actually the ones who are doing all the ignoring!!!  .

So do not fall into this trap yourself!!

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                 SECTION 6: DO NOT TELL GOD HIS JOB!!

14: DO NOT TELL GOD HIS JOB !!!!
Another set-back in prayer is that we often outline HOW our prayers should be answered. We are virtually handing God a script instructing Him how to do His job!!!

 I love the story that illustrates this absolutely perfectly, , ,, namely, of a family that lived on the edge of a desert and they earnestly and continuously prayed for rain but without any result. Then a new family moved in, but they prayed that God would provide all their needs.  Guess what , , ,  Oil was discovered on the property!!!, , ,   Need I say more??!!   

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15: SUMMARY

So there you have it folks. , , ,I hope that my article on prayer may bring forth positive results when you pray in future (because if you can carry out its basic principles, it cannot do otherwise) , ., , ,and please, DO watch your thoughts in everyday life (cutting out all negativity) as such thoughts may be the cause of some of the nasty situations for which you cannot account.

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About POPPA HOWARD DAVIES

I am a retired Electrical Engineer (Pr. Eng.) and worked for the Johanesburg Electricity Department for 30 years (being Head of a large Department), I am a Pianist and a Church Organist (I have given Recitals on the Johannesburg City Hall Organ at lunchtime Concerts). At presentI I play for Chapel Services at Elphin Lodge and at the Aldersgate Methodist Church., , , I came out to South Africa in 1953 to represent Ferguson Paiilin Switchgear Ltd. Manchester U.K.., , ,I was born on Merseyside (home of "The Beetles" !!) and served my Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship on Liverpool Docks., , , During the War I was evacuated to a Welsh Farm in North Wales ("Caerwys") and attended the Holywell Grammar School eight miles distant. There is lots more of course but this will give you just a tiny glimse of Yours Truly.

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