Does God Answer Stupid Prayers?

Well, it depends on how you define the word stupid! "God, please make this water wet."

That seems like a stupid prayer to pray, doesn't it?

After all, we all know water is wet. It cannot be dry. How foolish it would be to ask God to make water wet. But, what if you didn't know water was already wet when you asked? What if you did not have the knowledge, experience, or ability to understand that the nature of water was wetness?

How would God react? Would He snicker with the angels about your naivetes? Would He disregard your prayer with the notion, "I've already done that ... next ...” and just continue hearing other prayers that were more worthy of His attention?

I know this line of thinking is ludicrous! But, it isn't as silly as you think if you read Joshua 10:12-14 and know anything about the laws of physics.

Joshua asked God to make the sun stand still.

Joshua was no astronomer! He had no ability to know the sun had stood still since the beginning of time! In fact, no one "knew" that fact until Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei.

The earth rotates around the sun, not the other way around. So, did God really answer such an ignorant prayer?

Apparently. But, not in the way Joshua thought He did. How God did it is not as important as why God did it.

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