Pray For God’s Providence In Answering Or Not Answering Our Prayers Solitude and nature help us listen to God's plans, especially when they are different from our own. We can very often thank God for unanswered prayers, not at first, but over time. 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.