The greatest tragedy in life is not unanswered prayer but unoffered prayer. (F. B. Meyer, 19th-20th  century British pastor and author)

We all find it difficult to wait when we feel our prayers are unanswered. But knowing that God’s reply sometimes is “No” or “Wait,” is a comfort as we exercise God-given patience and understanding. As Meyer suggests, what is worse than not hearing is not asking. Prayer is that phenomenon that allows us to have an intimate relationship with a God who cares and answers.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7)