Do prayers ever come true?
I think that if we believe in what we ask for and do everything in our power to make it come true, then it will come true. It must! "Believe and it shall be given" were the words of Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago. These words are very powerful, whether you are aware or not. At times we may wish for things such as a full recovery from a terminal illness of a relative. Many times we ask that this person becomes free of all pain and suffering and to be happy again. And in many cases, the person still dies. Think about the scenario though. For those who believe in an afterlife, what is it that we believe about the afterlife? Is it that when we die, we still have to go through trials similar to what life has given us? The chance of us getting diseases and coming across a period in which we seem to go through nothing but suffering are always present? Or is it that we believe the person is happy and fulfilled in the presence of Divinity? For some, facing this issue is a tough one. Many people at or soon after the moment of the relative's death would want the individual to be alive and well with them. But according to many faiths, the deceased and those who passed are with us, always sending us signs that they are there for us. Many times, we can be so caught up in our grief, that we don't see the signs.
But to bring us back to the question of whether our prayers materialize... I think it all depends on what you're willing to put into it. I do recall in quite a few faiths it is said that "God will not help those who do not help themselves". And also, check out the saying, "What goes around, comes around". If you believe that both of these statements are true, then would it not make sense that if we help others, we are in turn helping ourselves? Spiritually, I feel that whenever we do something out of the goodness of our souls- simply just because, that it is being takennote of. Even if a person does not say thank you for the good you have done for them, the universe, God, Spirit, Allah, etc. takes note of this. And so, whenever you pray for something reasonable (i.e. just a nice healthy, obediant dog, NOT with the green spots) then somewhere, somehow, the blessing will come. I don't think it's good to simply wait and time divinity because it never seems to work that way. I know from experience, you will know a miracle when you come across one. It could be in the form of someone saying something to someone else and it seemed to be the right information that you needed. Or it could be a thought that you haven't thought of in years that could help you solve a mystery or answer a question. To me, simple things like that are signs that Divinity does "listen" and answer our prayers. I think the most imporant part is that we believe that it whatever it is, will come.