Do we have room in our theology for unanswered prayer?

Small excerpt from my next book, When God Says No: How to Respond to Unanswered Prayer (title tentative).

Do we have room in our theology for when God says no to our prayers? Do we understand God does, in fact, say no to many of our prayers? Even our earnest and heartfelt ones? Even the ones that sound too spiritual not to be answered with a resounding Yes? Or do our prayers resemble more of a wish to a genie than a prayer to a sovereign God?

I want us—those who have been redeemed by the finished work of Jesus Christ—to commune with God on a deeper, more profound level. To know him more deeply, to cherish him more affectionately, to love him more wholly.

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