Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Some common answers to my prayers.

August 09th, 2016 by Bookslinger

“What do you think?”

“I already told you.”

“You know the answer.”

Duh!”  (As in “The answer should be obvious.”)

And after petitioning to “please bless so-and-so”, “What are you doing to bless so-and-so?”
Sometimes it seems as I’m the monkey-boy.

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August 09th, 2016 08:45:42

August 9, 2016

One I got when asking about college majors and career paths and job moves: “It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do it ethically and well.”

August 9, 2016

“I’m not going to make this decision for you.”

August 9, 2016

“It’s all gonna work out”

August 10, 2016

This is great.

August 10, 2016

I would love to help you get what you want, but you have to figure out what it is you want.

— also, a lot of these responses to me seem to be tinged with amusement.

August 10, 2016

The important question is then, what does this reveal to us about the nature of God? The follow-up is what does that revelation imply how we should act?

August 10, 2016

The oddest answer I’ve gotten to a prayer was a deep belly laugh.

Filled with affection for me.

August 10, 2016

I can relate to most of these, including the belly laugh.

Another of my favorites “You think you understand this. You don’t”.

Good for a bit of humility!

Also, when I am depressed about the state of the world, I get a bit of a reminder that this is the most glorious of all dispensations and we will see great things.

August 10, 2016

A spiritual experience that seems relevant to this thread:

Once, I sat in a celestial room, pondering nothing in particular but looking for impressions, when I had a clear idea enter my mind, not quite in my own voice, so distinct that I’ve always remembered it verbatim: “You can do better than this. It’s time to kick it up a notch.” Apparently, God is comfortable using Emeril Lagasse’s favorite phrase.

Wesley Dean
August 10, 2016

“Why are you still here?” i.e., “Go and do.”

Wm Jas
August 10, 2016


August 16, 2016

Awesome. Laughed myself at Vader’s.

I often get: “You have no idea what’s going on, but oh boy this is gonna be GREAT” in times of extreme crisis. God is a smug, mad scientist.

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