Many pastors and preachers will try to tell you that the reason God does not answer prayer is because of your sins, or because you are asking for the wrong things, or you ask something that is not the will of God, or perhaps you ask in lust or you ask amiss or your prayer is not according to scripture.
Are those valid reasons why God does not answer prayer? What if you pray to God, but you are not a Christian? Perhaps you pray, but your beliefs differ from those who read the King James Bible.
What if your country or nation is being bombed and attacked, as happened to Iraq and you prayed to God or Allah, but the death and destruction happened anyway? What if members of your family perished in war and you prayed your heart out?
What if you were a church going Christian and a tornado ripped through your neighborhood and destroyed many homes and even the lives of other church goers? What then? What if a horrendous earthquake happened when you were living in California and freeways collapsed upon cars and crushed church going Christians to death?
What if your child developed leukemia and you as parents and your church going friends, prayed with all your might for healing and the child died anyway? What then?
Does God really answer prayer? Why would God selectively answer the prayers of some, but neglect the prayers of millions of other human beings?
I once read that a man was driving his vehicle and suddenly the thought came to him, that he should not go around a curve ahead and sure enough a truck came around in a manner that would have resulted in a head-on collision. Was that God? The man thought so. Why would God put that thought in his mind, while allowing 50,000 other people to die in auto accidents that same year?
Many people attribute "healing" recovery to God, but at the same time there are thousands of others who are not healed. Why would God heal some people and not others? Makes no sense whatsoever.
Even in sports, many sports players thank God for their victory, as if God micro-managed their winning game? Is that really just a false belief?
Why on earth would God place a priority over a football or basketball game, while allowing thousands of people to die in wars, tornadoes, hurricanes, cancer, auto accidents or whatever???
Christians and church goers seem to live in a fantasy world about answered prayer. Some Christians think God directed them to get a job flipping hamburgers, and then when they want to go elsewhere, suddenly God directed them to go to work for another business. Is that God?
Does God really micromanage the lives of human beings? If he did, then do humans have freewill? Would God really cause you to buy a lottery ticket, in which you won $200-million dollars?
After 73 years of living on planet earth, I would have to come to the conclusion that church going Christians are very gullible and naive human beings, with almost zero discernment about God or reality. And the belief that INK on PAPER is "inspired" by God, is a fatal false belief.