I said it before, I will say it again (and again, and again …). Though I come from a family of ardent prayers, as I grew older I came to realize that I really did NOT understand how prayer was supposed to work — especially IF, like Pope Francis, you are praying to Almighty God, God the CREATOR.
So, here is my confusion.
- Doesn’t God know that the Amazon is on fire? Has he got to be told by Pope Francis?
- OK, so God won’t do anything until the likes of the Pope prays to him? [Seem like a pretty awful ego trip to I — on the part of the omnipotent God.]
- Now Pope Francis has prayed, why hasn’t God put out the fires at once? What is he waiting for. He is ALL POWERFUL. He has to have heard the Pope’s prayer. Unlike I, the Pope must have a direct line to God. He is God’s vicar on Earth.
As far as I can tell the Amazon is still burning and the pope prayer over 12 hours ago?
Is it possible that the Pope’s prayers go unanswered?
If so, what chance have I got?
PLEASE help. Prayer confuses the bejesus out of I.