Is God Ignoring Your Prayer for a Spouse? (Video)


Praying the Rosary

Today’s gospel is a provocative one in that it challenges our trust in God’s willingness to answer our prayers:

Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asked for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asked for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him.

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7: 7-12).

But what about our prayers that have gone unanswered? Do they leave you feeling somewhat ignored by God? I have a few suggestions for you in my video reflection.

The reflection questions for this scripture passage are:

1.   How would I rate my level of trust in God? How much control over my requests do I give Him?

2.   When I pray, am I seeking God’s will, or my own?

A great resolution for the next few days is to find time to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, a wonderful way to ask God for an increase in trust in Him. And if you have any comments or questions, you can email me at asklisa@catholicmatch.com.






6 Comments

  1. Tara-1015701 March 14, 2014 Reply

    Hi Lisa,

    I attended the Catholic Singles Conference last year in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, I did not meet anyone there, but your speech that you gave there was so inspiring. I also met a ton of wonderful people. This video really opened my eyes. This is what I have always wondered…and I am going to keep your words in mind. What a great video! THANK YOU!

  2. Lisa-727959 March 14, 2014 Reply

    Thank you, Tara, I appreciate your kind words and I’m glad to know this helps :)

    – Lisa

  3. Jennifer-728047 March 15, 2014 Reply

    Very good, thank you! Something we are not addressing – porn. Porn porn porn! I have blogged about this, and in the 21 years of dating…..I’m a busy Nurse serving God through taking care of the elderly, adult sick, teach NFP, and chastity outreach. I never “dwelt” on my singleness because I know that I am more productive, peaceful and life is more fruitful when I am single doing His work, vs when I’m with an anchor. When I was younger, I thought eh, these guys into porn and masturbation – and the ‘catholic’ population has been worse than than secular places, and I’ve been both, for 20 years, the catholic guys are ‘hiding’ in the church, vs seeking grace to gain fortitude to fight it -it will get better, Nope! We are ALL wounded, but it seems not all of us are seeking true healing and some of us meet nothing more than those who are looking for mommies or nuns, counselors or coat-tail riders. I’m tired of the hope up, and the let down of some one wanting to be the man, when me the woman can’t be the lady. I’ve tried affirming, applauding, doing all that we are supposed to to encourage the guys — but I.Am.Tired. I bore the cross, never married, proud virgin, live to serve, working on my issues and deep healing — but one though Lisa, it’s not just about handing it over to GOd — it’s about that, AND realizing that possibly, entire generations are being lost to a)contecepted out lives, b)aborted lives and c) as God says in Scripture “the rain will fall on the just and the unjust”….so chaste, hard working virgins like myself — are constantly attractIVE to those who desire not living that way, and not leading. My parents were incredible, my dad a real leader, protector and provider, and mom a graceful woman of virtue. So, it’s hard to have had all that, and live doing my best , and finding guys SO fine with the mediocrity.

  4. David-870960 March 16, 2014 Reply

    An excellent message, Lisa. I also have a strong affinity for the Divine Mercy Chaplet, praying it often daily – mostly for others, sometimes for those that only God knows who need prayer, and once in a while for myself. Matthew 7:7+ is one of my favorite Gospel passages. It reminds me of my parents – it was the reading I chose for my father’s funeral as I remembered him reciting it in prayer years before when my mother was ill before she passed on; and I cling to it as guidance as a father when the sacrifices required become difficult.

  5. Madeleine-1069185 March 20, 2014 Reply

    I pray all who are seeking s partner or spouse may God Bless them and grant them their wishes.

  6. Ajeer-592775 March 23, 2014 Reply

    I often wonder if God is ignoring my prayer for a spouse because I am praying for my own will and not knowing it.

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