So you think prayers are seldom, if ever, answered? The neighbor’s grandson, a newly-minted medical doctor, was recently diagnosed with an aortic tumor, cancer, and his path to being a surgeon was on hold. My wife asked me to say prayers for him.
I complied, and said two rosaries for that intention. Weeks went by, and this morning came the news that the suspected aortic artery tumor was benign. The attending surgeons cut it out, but there was no fear that they didn’t get all of it.
We sometimes are not even aware that a prayer has been answered. Blanket thanks are in order in our prayers to a Creator who does, contradicting popular credence, interfere in his own creation on occasion. Our perceptions are not always so accurate.