“If a fisherman who believes God answers prayer goes fishing early one morning and prays really hard all day to catch fish, but does not even get a nibble, what does that mean? Once, while interviewing some children for a newspaper article on kids’ views of God, I posed this question to the group. The question did not faze the seven-year-old theologians. “It’s because the fish prayed harder,” answered one little girl blithely.
John Cowart wrote this in one of his books called Why don’t I get what I prayed for?