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Unanswered Prayers
Some years ago, country singer Garth Brooks wrote a song called Unanswered Prayers. This ballad tells the tale of meeting, years later, a high school flame for whom he yearned and prayed so fervently. In hind site, he's really thankful God didn't answer that prayer.
I had one of those moments this week. A few years ago I lost a job after seven years of pouring everything into it. At the time I was hurt and more than a little angry. But this week I ran into some of my former co-workers. It was nice to see ones who had been friends but I realized how much my much I...had changed since then.  I grump about my job now but at the end of the day I go home to pursue other, personally and spiritually fulfilling activities. God answered my real prayer for a life dedicated to Him by taking away the distractions which prevented the abundant life He wanted for me.
The soaring praise of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir reminds me that when I am prone to wonder, Jesus offers to take my heart and seal it for His courts. Click to listen.

Your challenge: in 150 words or less, describe an unanswered prayer and how God answered in His way. Then choose/write a poem or song which reflects your heart's praise for what God is doing in your life.

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