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What Does God Say When People Pray? (Part 11)
James 4:2 

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"You do not have, because you do not ask God."

It was a nightmare Lt. Shane Osborn couldn't wake up from. After two "fly bys" the Chinese pilot hit the number 1 propeller and sheered off the nose cone of the EP-3E surveillance plane he was flying.

Immediately, the plane rolled 130 degrees and plunged 7500 feet. The sluggish EP-3E was almost inverted at this position, a maneuver usually reserved for smaller, more nimble aircraft. The noise in the aircraft was deafening, the vibrations unnerving, but the Naval officer took control of the situation and his aircraft.

At first, he thought he'd have to ditch the aircraft into the ocean, but after he gained control of the plane, he made at least 15 "mayday" distress calls, but no one answered. With limited options, he sat the plane down on Hainan.

When asked about the radio transmission, Osborn said, "I know we were transmitting. So I can't tell you what (the Chinese) heard and what they didn't because I wasn't in their tower." 

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Over the past few months, we've explored the question, "What does God say when people pray?" During that time we've discovered several answers God gives and that when we pray, He hears. Though we don't always have our prayers answered the way we want, we do know that God hears our distress calls.

In our study we learned that one way God answers our prayers is by saying yes.

Like with Elijah, who boldly asked God to intervene when he was faced with impossible odds and circumstances.
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