Does God grant your prayers? Does he hear your prayers? In 1 John 5:14, 15 "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." The operative phrase is that we "pray according to God's will". How do we learn to pray this way? * Joel comments about our tendency to treat God as a vending machine when we pray. * Curtis asks if God knows our eternal destiny before we are born. * Donna is concerned about her aunt and asks what the Bible says about mental issues.