I thought that there was no one more deserving of joy than my mother and it perplexed me that it was so hard to convince God to respond to her pleas. My mother engaged in vigils and I engaged in them with her, together we practiced many days of prayer and abstinence, trying to please God so that our prayers would be answered but mostly to no avail. From all of it, I came away with a deep- seated knowing that my mother was right: “all prayers are not the same, you have to pray so that God listens”.
My quest came to an end when I understood God’s system for granting wishes. Really, it is a very simple system.
The reason we don’t understand it is because it is not based on human logic, but on emotional logic. We humans look for the logic in the way things happen, and so often we completely miss the point.
We just don’t know that we are praying – we think we are thinking, but all thoughts are prayers and God not only listens to each one, but also responds to each one. Which way does the scale fall? Do we appreciate more or do we complain more? It’s really as simple as that. When we keep asking for the same things over and over again, we are in effect complaining, and the vibration of complaining is not the same as the vibration of love.
EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK “HOW TO PRAY SO THAT GOD LISTENS”