It's not that God is ignoring requests, it's that he's a little overwhelmed right now. Luckily, people always find reason in unanswered prayers. Barbara Sanders of Des Moines requested this stabbing pain to be removed from her gut—no dice. The next day, aiming to question her pastor about it, she lost consciousness in the church parking lot, her Celica’s gentle crunch into the rectory wall interrupting Pastor Edward’s microwaved lunch. Her appendectomy surgeon noted that if she’d stayed home alone, she surely would’ve died. Thus God’s backlog worked itself out, as do all things in His eternally fortuitous realm.