What may cause prayers to evaporate into the wind same as clouds instead of fruition?

The Chicago Tribune – Ap -article titled: Campus ministries step up, fill void: Different faiths rally to help those shaken by the war, reposted this  statement:

“Prayer alone is not enough.”

The Purpose of this Post

Is to relate ancient wisdom verses belief, a definition and a Psychology Today article as clues to this s to this conundrum.

King Solomon

Clouds and wind and no rain, a man who boasts about a non-existent gift. (Proverb 25:14)


Notice, He makes the temple itself the focal point, “…if they pray towards this place…”. Solomon prayed that the people would turn towards the Temple, the place where God has set his name, the focal point on earth of all prayers, the place of mercy, atonement, sacrifice, the forgiveness of sin, and of intercession. God would be attentive, and forgive sin and even teach them the right way there.

Definition of Prayer – Merriam Webster

: an address (such as a petition) to God or a god in word or thought said a prayer for the success of the voyage

Psychology Today – Excerpt

For something to count as a case of self-sacrifice:

what is sacrificed must constitute, benefit, or matter to the self in some stronger sense than that for the sake of whom/which it is sacrificed; and,

the sacrifice must be made for the sake of someone or something else.

What’s My Point?

In both ancient and our contemporary times, the belief that prayer without making a personal sacrifice along with the prayer is meaningless..

Regardless, if a person partakes in the act of prayer that never materializes because it is absent of a compliment of a sacrifice, is not my point.

My point is the meaning of the word prayer cannot be understood by a person never taught to believe in the concept of prayer.

Or in other words, people now praying for Ukraine and not providing what is needed most in Ukraine, material means to survive or succeed in reversing the invasion of Russia, substant ales the statement that “Prayer alone is not enough.”

In My Opinion

Whether there is a personal secular or religious motivation driving a person to want to donate a sacrifice of personal willingness or involvement in Ukraine, or whether prayer alone will work or not, is a rhetorical conundrum.

However, if being taught the belief in prayer and sacrifice in youth, it is more likely, a greater number of voices in prayer will increase the volume or possibility our prayers may bear fruition and God will intercede according to King Solomon’s ancient Old Testament wisdom beliefs.

Also however, if taught Love in the Bible in depth meanings in the New Testament of the Bible, perhaps the belief and motivation of Love will drive people to pray and sacrifice personal treasure” for the sake of someone else.

If Interested

Read the Source Links below

You Decide

If we are never taught the belief of prayer and sacrifice to benefit someone else, will there ever be either heard or voided, or evaporated in the wind, for God to intercede, or enough material goods result to win in Ukraine?

Would the future be brighter for mankind if more people learned how to pray for guidance before they make foolish decisions instead of afte>

Or if they would ask God in prayers to intercede to help us after we made a foolish decision opposite His advice of Wisdom and Love in the Bible to require the need for a  Divine Intercession?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune _ AP – March 24, 2022

Pastor Randy’s Blog – Solomons Prayer

Psychology Today – Are You Self Sacrificing?