Obvious reasons why prayer is often doomed to fail deep down, are you a stranger to yourself? Prayer fails quite often for obvious reasons: I don’t spend enough time doing it I’m not really committed to it Deep down I feel I don’t deserve grace, mercy, and other blessings Sound familiar? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.