whenever I pray for something I feel like Hashem gives me the opposite so then I feel like why should I even pray if I get the opposite from what I want/?
Is There A Point In Praying?
Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:38 PM
Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:03 PM
In what way? what happens when you get it, can you give some examples?
Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:13 PM
like if I pray to do good on a test I have that day ill do extra bad... like that type
Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:00 PM
Judaism's out look to prayer isn't lhavdil sitting on Santa's lap. This is an attitude that needs to be dropped. Teffilah is comparable to calling your Father on the telephone when you are a\way from him.
Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:48 PM
There are various reason why a tefilla wouldnt be answered, but it wouldnt make sense for you to do worse. maybe it is a psychological thing, youve convinced yourself youll do worse because you davened
Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:41 PM
Just because you davened to do well on a test it doesn't mean that you will. You have to study and put in the proper effort to pass the exam. Davening to do well without studying is like tovel v'sheretz b'yado.
Posted 01 June 2014 - 04:13 PM
I assume jewishthought did study. So i dont know why they didnt do well.DOnt you ever find your tefillos are answered? it helps to ask for even little things, and acknowledge when you get them. The Chazon Ish said to even daven for new shoes.