"Unanswered Prayers" as written by Patrick Alger, Garth Brooks and Larry B. Bastian....
Just the other night a hometown football game
My wife and I ran into my old high school flame
And as I introduced them the past came back to me
And I couldn't help but think of the way things used to be

She was the one that I'd wanted for all times
And each night I'd spend prayin' that God would make her mine
And if he'd only grant me this wish I wished back then
I'd never ask for anything again

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers

She wasn't quite the angel that I remembered in my dreams
And I could tell that time had changed me
Inn her eyes too it seemed
We tried to talk about the old days
There wasn't much we could recall
I guess the Lord knows what he's doin' after all

And as she walked away and I looked at my wife
And then and there I thankedd the good Lord
For the gifts in my life

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers

Some of God's greatest gifts are all too often unanswered...
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers


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"Unanswered Prayers" as written by Larry B. Bastian Garth Brooks

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    General Commentthis song reminds me so much of my ex, we were together for 3 years and as much as i would of given anything to have him in my arms again, i realize that one of these days ill thank god for unanswered prayers
    down_n_dirty4x4on September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsometimes the things we want, aren't always the things that are best for us... you won't think so until you look back
    Rofelloon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdown_n_dirty.. same here.. i broke up with my boyfriend and he was realllllly cute.. and ive been prayin 4 him 2 come back 2 me.. and i know i shouldnt because he is so bad.. but o well
    MissBehavin1279on April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis girl and i have had an on again off again relationship since we've been apart for about a year now. part of me wants to still love her but at the same time, i know that if i give it time things will get better. garth brooks, even though this isn't your best song by a long shot, you still manage to definitely get the job done. have a drink on me garth
    goofyasfuckon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song haunts me...i was hurt broken and prayed for a long time for things to work out. One day i asked for a sign to let me know i should let go and when i turned the radio on the next time i got in my car this song was the first one on...i gave it up to conicidence and said to myself if i hear it one more time today on the same station i'll have to except it. about 3 hours later my fav song came on and i cranked up the volumn the next song was def "unanwsered prayers" playing REALLY load and screaming at me to realize God had a better plan! gives me chills to re-tell the story.
    spoiled_sweet818on November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont believe in god, but this is the most amazing song. it still gets at me, and when you are heartbroken or in love, its a bit of a mind-fuck. this song is so sweet and chilling at the same time. i think everyone can relate to this. the melody is just so moving. only garth brookes could come up with this.
    rustlerthehustleron July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI go to a Catholic high school, even though I'm not that religious, but one day in during my first year in religion class, my teacher refered to this song and based almost the whole class on it. I'll always remember that day, because it made me realize that song do have messages that relate to life and teach us. Only Garth could have pulled off this song with dignity and class to relate the true meaning that 'some of God's greatest gifts, are unanswered prayers'.
    cdncowgirlon July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think we've all had someone we think about when we hear this song, someone we wanted so much to be with for the rest of our lives, but who were totally wrong for us. God does know what he's doing, I guess.
    slagoniaon August 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have been in the situation like most of the above people and i relate to this song- and as said not one of his best- but it is ture for all those one day you will thank God for your unanswered prayers! as it will all workout for the best!
    loves lifeon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti have been in the situation like most of the above people and i relate to this song- and as said not one of his best- but it is ture for all those one day you will thank God for your unanswered prayers! as it will all workout for the best!
    loves lifeon September 04, 2007   Link

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