I am utterly stymied right now.

I have asked God for an answer to a specific prayer, and it seems to me that He is saying, "No!"

According to the LOA and Manifesting, the Universe should grant my request since I believe so strongly in the outcome of my prayer.

But yet, nothing is happening.

Why? Why would God say, "No!" to me about something so important?

It almost seems as if God is the ultimate player in the LOA. He is the One who really makes the decisions about whether we get what we want, or not.

What do you think?



asked 16 Jan '12, 06:58

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edited 16 Jan '12, 07:07

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I hate to say this, I do it out of love. I think you ask a lot of questions that you really don't want answered. I have followed you for a long time and you have enough Biblical Knowledge to know these answers.

(18 Jan '12, 20:38) Tom

Could it be because you're doing that thing, again?

(19 Jan '12, 09:29) Eddie

No, I truly do want answers...I have my weak moments when I, like so many others, need to sound off and ask, "Why? Why is this happening to me?" I am just a human being...I am not a goddess! LOL! Love, Jai

(20 Jan '12, 10:33) Jaianniah

Also, sometimes, I ask questions not only for myself but for all the other people who might be asking themselves the same thing...rhetorical questions, in other words. I always believe that if I am wondering about something, then perhaps others are wondering about the very same things...

(20 Jan '12, 10:35) Jaianniah
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Why do you think the answer is NO? Was there a specific date you needed an answer by? If NOT, you need to be patient and have faith - the Lord works in mysterious ways and in his own time.

As for the LOA -- Unfortunately, I think you may have jinxed it - you have doubts (fear). For the LOA to work - you can NOT have any doubts or fears - you must have unwavering faith. "Believing in the outcome" is not the same as faith - you must know. You must feel it - as if you already received. You are constantly manifesting, consciously or not - whether you realize it or not - each and every second. It's almost like you're using the LOA against yourself; especially when you are doing so good and then start having doubts because you are suddenly impatient.


answered 16 Jan '12, 23:25

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You are making good points here...It is clear from all the answers that I need to change HOW I am asking for what I need and want. Thank you! Jai

(20 Jan '12, 10:29) Jaianniah

Hi Jaianniah

God didn't stop answering.

I think what happened is that before enough time was allowed to pass your nature of prayer changed from Oh GOD Please help me...to...God is not answering my prayer, why is that?.

What you may not realize is that you are still praying.

In fact let me list 3 of your prayers that are very well defined.

Prayer #1. "I am utterly stymied right now."
As long as you maintain this prayer, God will continue to allow you to experience whatever your definition of that expression is, in as much abundance as possible. GOD will help you explore your expression of "I am utterly stymied right now." in all it's possible expressions from your perspective as long as you keep this prayer within intense focus in the moment called RIGHT NOW.

Prayer #2. "I have asked God for an answer to a specific prayer, and it seems to me that He is saying, "No!"

This is a very well defined and well thought out prayer and you should be easily able to measure the success level of its outcome. If you find that what you asked for did not come to pass, then your prayer has been successful for that is the new and re-defined current version of your (previous) prayer. GOD is always working with you and through you to constantly express your abundance with the power of your consciousness to ask and receive.

The power is his and the expression of its abundance is yours.

Right now, for you, that abundance is being expressed in the form "I have asked God, and it seems to me that He is saying, "No!"

So this new expression of your abundance must now be fulfilled in whatever form in which you imagine that GOD is saying No to you.

I have taken two different parts of your prayer to represent the third prayer.

Prayer #3. "But yet, nothing is happening. + What do you think"

Now how would GOD express this experience that you are requesting in a physical manner so that you can actually experience the living expression of "Nothing is happening, what do you think?"

This is a little tricky because not only must GOD help you experience your idea of "nothing is happening" in a physical form, but on top of that you have to also find the right people to respond to your "What do you think?" in a manner that their stories and experiences would also reflect the same "nothing happening" to them as well in sympathetic harmony to your expression of abundance.

Now people may share other stories of success, but they would not be consistent with your prayer request of "nothing is happening" so they would not be very helpful in trying to experience "nothing is happening".

Now, not every prayer can be answered or "manifested" with God's power working through your consciousness within the "ask & receive" mechanism.

Some things are just not possible.

You already possess to ability to know where the obvious line of possibility and impossibility has been crossed.

If you are asking for the goose that lays the golden egg, you know that you have passed that line.

However, if you are asking for something that you know deep within yourself as being within the realm of possibility, you will know the difference because you will be afraid of it and you will feel the beads of sweat pouring down as you pray for it.

We are talking about things like asking to be healed from a physical or medical condition where others have been successfully cured or recovered from such a condition, with or without the help of prayer.

In other words you are asking for something that other people have, and you are just as qualified to have the same experience, however chance and opportunity has not favored you yet.

When your prayer falls within such realm of availability you should not at any point give up and re-define that prayer into a new expression of the un-availability of that experience. Because, the moment you make the switch from "Thank you GOD for blessing me with such abundance" to "Why does GOD not bless me with the same abundance as others?" The DEFINITION OF YOUR ABUNDANCE changes from HAVING SOMETHING to NOT HAVING SOMETHING, all the while still being an expression of GOD's abundance.

When you say "Why does GOD not bless me so?" in that moment God's power flowing through you doesn't change one bit, only the expression of it changes from an abundance of "Thank you for your blessing" to and abundance of "Why am I not blessed?"

And you will be abundantly blessed with all the different ways in which you could physically participate in the experience of "Why am I not blessed?"

You never lost God's power that is flowing through you.

It is being expressed within every spoken word that you speak.

As you speak energy is moved to try and express that spoken word in physical form in the NOW moment.

So speak what you want to experience and believe what you want to experience.

If you speak of that you do not want to experience, then you experience that which you do not want.

For this is the nature of GOD's power that is constantly flowing through you with every thought you think, every belief you embrace, and every word you speak as an expression of yourself.


answered 18 Jan '12, 20:25

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Very good answer, and it is nice to see you are back Traveler. :-)

(18 Jan '12, 23:25) Wade Casaldi

Hi Wade. Thanks for your kind words. With regards to this answer, I only felt OK with it after reading your answer. I had to tread carefully with this answer. I went back to my own memories of figuring out why things kept going wrong for me and exactly how I could catch myself asking for that outcome. I think we know deep inside that we (our nature of attention) are the cause but still it helps to see it in detail until the facts are undeniable.

(19 Jan '12, 09:10) The Traveller

I try to say to myself that if I find myself blaming another for my problems then I am looking in the wrong place for the cause of it. But that approach is hard on the ego until it is practiced again and again until it is a normal way to look at problems. But I wouldn't feel comfortable just saying that to someone else when they are going through a struggle. Believe it or not, putting down this answer helped me much more than you may realize.

(19 Jan '12, 09:21) The Traveller

I am starting to see the benefit of writing down my problems in order to better understand exactly how I am responsible for them.

(19 Jan '12, 09:23) The Traveller

@The Traveller - Nice to see you back here, Traveller. I find the same as you regarding answers. They probably help me more than the person I'm writing the answer for :)

(19 Jan '12, 09:26) Stingray

Hi Stingray! Thanks for that confirmation. & thanks for your welcome. I am glad to be back here (in this now moment:)

(19 Jan '12, 10:08) The Traveller

I have mulled over your answer, and found a lot of wisdom and truth in it! It is especially important to be CLEAR when we pray, and to be SURE we actually want what we are asking for! Thank you so much for your beautiful answer; it is great to see you here again. Love, Jai

(20 Jan '12, 10:26) Jaianniah
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I believe the more we believe God says no the harder it is to have faith that he "may" say yes.

God saying no runs contrary to what Isaiah said "My prayer shall not return void." How can we keep faith in God if he probably will say no anyway so then what becomes of the point of faith? It has no influence if God says no, he could say I don't care how much faith you have I am not going to answer this prayer. That runs contrary to Jesus saying "If we have faith as small as a mustard seed we may tell a mountain to be removed and it will be." He didn't say "and it will be IF God says yes."

Believing God would say no is like praying with faith then saying, "I hope God says yes." That means you are worried God might say NO and if you are worried God might say NO then where is your faith that your prayer will be answered?


answered 16 Jan '12, 10:00

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edited 16 Jan '12, 14:11


yes i agree with you wade but is it faith or belief? and are you righteous? do you think that god would let anny one be injured by someone prayer? of course not that is why sometime we get something else that we have prayed for.who can say in this world i judge no one? who is with out sin? the way of god are impenetrable. meaning that you cannot always understand the reason behind them.

(16 Jan '12, 10:09) white tiger

You make a very good point here, Wade. There should be no "maybes" in our minds when we pray- there are none for God! Thank you, dear. Love, Jai

(20 Jan '12, 10:28) Jaianniah

Source/God always says YES it's only us that get in the way. Just believe you HAVE recieved by finding the feeling of the prayer answered.


answered 18 Jan '12, 09:43

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God answers prayer one of three ways:

  1. Yes
  2. Not yet
  3. I have something better in mind.

If it seems as if you haven't gotten an answer to your prayer yet, perhaps the answer is 2 or 3.


answered 20 Jan '12, 17:33

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edited 20 Jan '12, 17:33

so you ear that very good. experience and enjoy.

(20 Jan '12, 18:20) white tiger

Nice clear knowledge. I'd like to ask "why" for number 2, but im sure thats a huge universal debate with humanity.

(22 Jan '12, 00:44) Nikulas

i do not mean to offend, (I am not religious), but you didnt give away a single hint about what you are trying to attract! Is it a person, or a certain job, money, maybe an illness you would like to dissolve? you know, you can ask for things in the heat of the moment but in a certain amount of time, you could say 'well thank god, that didnt occur!' I have a tattoo on my hip, it reads "If you see it in your mind, you're going to hold it in your hand". It's there to remind me to have faith. If you truly believe, what makes you think it is not on its way, maybe you are just not ready to recieve what you have asked for, if its a person maybe your not ready for the one, and if you are doubting yourself, maybe there is some doubt on what you are getting? Of course, only you can know if what you are asking for is right. God and L.O.A dont go hand in hand, I know as I said, I am not religious but it still works for me. However this is your domain, however you ask, I hope it is delivered. xxx


answered 17 Jan '12, 17:33

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Great answer! Thanks! Jai

(18 Jan '12, 07:30) Jaianniah

Hello Jai, god never says yes or no or anything ... we have free choice to use the life force within us as we wish ... if we have the impression that god is directing our lives either by yes, no or neither, it remains our impression ... it is our doing and thinking that creates our lives ... the law of attraction is always operating , cause and effect

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answered 18 Jan '12, 01:13

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thanks Barry :)

(18 Jan '12, 06:50) blubird two

Spot on Blubird.

(20 Jan '12, 17:27) Paulina 1

@Paulina - glad you noticed lol

(21 Jan '12, 00:36) blubird two
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I just want to say one thing about God. It is my belief that God is NOT some outside entity that grants or denies my wishes like some kind of magic genie. If God created you, then you are also part of God. I relate to God like a molecule (which is a tiny contained Universe)....in the body of an Ocean. The ocean may or may not be unlimited, but from my perspective, it sure seems like it :) A molecule of water has the same qualities as an Ocean. Thus---> I still have the same powers as God, just on a "smaller" scale. The smaller scale is whatever physical limitations we agreed upon when we incarnated here on earth. It is my belief that we are co-creators with God. But, I believe that the only things I cannot create are those "things" that fall into the realm of "agreed upon limitations" (laws of nature, etc.). God, in It's (Our) infinite intelligence, created limitation here on this physical realm in order for us (Us=God) to have certain types of experiences.

I don't believe God says you can have this and not that, I think it is you who says you can have this and not that. You are comprised of a physical being and mind.....which is tethered to your higher self - your non physical being and mind. This higher self is jacked right into God - The Source. Because this higher self is jacked into God, we can get information, power, energy, ideas and anything else we need from our Source. The Source (You) can never deny You. You are always plugged in. Our higher mind does intervene I'm sure for various reasons. This may feel like a "No from God". I think it is more like a "No from Yourself". ~ss


answered 18 Jan '12, 08:56

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Hi Jai, Your wish is Gods wish and Gods wish is your wish so God never says no you only say no to yourself. Why? In your moment of frustration and sadness you are not listening (picking up) on what God (your source) has to say. You are preventing your own intuition from knowing what to do to get what you need or want which is the answer to your prayers.

Get out of your own way for a while and simply be and you will intuit the answer to your prayer which is allways already there but you have to bring it fourth into your consciousness. Wish you peace and answered prayers.


answered 20 Jan '12, 17:36

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Paulina 1

Thanks Paulina, openly concealed :)

(20 Jan '12, 20:58) Eddie

of course God is the alpha and the omega is the universe has a balence and harmony. everything happens when it is the time for it to happen jai.

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Luke 16:15 He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight.

John 8:15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.

1 Samuel 2:3 "Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.

1 Kings 8:39 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men),

1 Chronicles 28:9 "And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

2 Chronicles 6:30 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive, and deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of men),

Proverbs 16:2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.

Proverbs 24:12 If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?

Jeremiah 11:20 But, O LORD Almighty, you who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you I have committed my cause. "Therefore this is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who are seeking your life and saying, 'Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD or you will die by our hands'-- therefore this is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I will punish them. Their young men will die by the sword, their sons and daughters by famine. Not even a remnant will be left to them, because I will bring disaster on the men of Anathoth in the year of their punishment.'"

20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.



answered 16 Jan '12, 09:48

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white tiger

It is now proven that your intention shapes reality. We can summon all kinds of things, however, you have internal struggles that will fight you, because they are you, and you don't want to erase the old you completely, so there is an ounce of doubt. You are fighting against yourself. This is natural. Accept your new self, and the old struggles will go away eventually.


answered 21 Jan '12, 22:43

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This could be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxD8xmXPPjY

Its a video by Judith Orloff author of Emotional Freedom; and Positive Energy.


answered 18 Jan '12, 08:51

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