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Garth Brooks Unanswered Prayers Lyrics

Last updated: 01/30/2014 05:48:27 PM

Unanswered Prayers

Just the other night, at 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, in 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 thanked 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 may not answer, doesn’t mean he don’t care.

Some of God’s greatest gifts…are unanswered,
Some of God’s greatest gifts…are all too often unanswered...
Some of God’s greatest gifts…are unanswered prayers.

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Life | Reviewer: priscilla | 1/30/14

I saw the movie tonight and couldn't wait to hear the song again. Reconnecting with a old high school sweetheart made me realize had God answered my prayers years ago, my children would not be who they are. God does everything when the time is right. God may have not answered back then but i now know the reason. We were not ready for each other back then, through growth and so many ups and downs in life we appreciate each other so much more now.

unanswered prayers | Reviewer: Duncan | 1/18/14

I enjoy when listening to thus song It's a song that gives me hope. that there are things that we need in life but God don't provide us with those things. because he only gives what is best for us, if we had some of the things we asked God we would go astray. thanks Brooks for this nice composition

All things are possible in His time | Reviewer: A Believer | 9/1/13

I used to cry whenever I heard this song but now I understand that my prayers are not unanswered but redirected to what God wants for me. He knows whats best and wants his children to be happy.

Kudos 2 a thoughtful composer... | Reviewer: s@ffy | 3/21/13

The song reminds us of God's all knowing power. Most reviews here are on lost partners nd brokn relatnshps but d truth is we get unanswerd prayers on many oda critical issues n life.
I'l advic pple wt brokn hrts 2 rather pray nd study dia partners 2be b4 gettin in2 any relatnshp nd nt wait til dey'v gon 2deep in 2 d whole tin b4 dey learn 2pray.
No mata wot hapens, God wont stop givin d best 2his children!

Nice song | Reviewer: Me | 3/7/13

This song is the best, I cry always when i listen to this song, I prayed to be with this guy, we loved each other but thru some certain reason he didnt love the Lord as he should, and i wondered what is the proble, because if he does we will just be together :-(

it didnt happen, I prayed my eyes off but my prayers were onvoice mail i guess, it just didnt work out!! i had hope that maybe God can change him for me. iam heart broken, and wondering of i can ever meet a guy that i would love like him or i will just compromise for the same of not single!! still wondering untill i get one maybe i can come back and comment that what God gives is the best!! so far iam not sure!! :-((( saaaaaaddddd

beautiful song for any issue | Reviewer: maureen | 9/1/12

i always pray fervently for my two girls - when i heard this song and listened to the lyrics - i now understand when my prayers are not answered - it's for a reason that only God knows

Mfaro | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/4/12

This song make me feel better.i loved a man with all my heart but he treated me like a piece of trash.i prayed that one day he will realise that i rily love him but it never changed & i decided 2 leave him.though im heartbroken & cant jus love for now but i believe GOD will give me a man i deserve one of these days.

Unanswered | Reviewer: cory | 9/29/11

I thank god for unanswered prays, I once prayed to be with a girl and we broke up and I got hurt so bad, and I prayed that it would work out but it didn't. But now I think about the ones that I'm with now and I'm so happy. Now I thank God for unanswered prays

so cute! | Reviewer: savannah | 7/19/11

i think this song has a very good meaning it has many values and its so ... good this song inspires people that sometimes god can't help u with things and that is very true so ... i think all u people who think this isn't a great song need to re look it. asap so this song is also very ixqisite

Heart Warming | Reviewer: Brenda | 7/26/06

Unanswered Prayers is absolutely the most wonderful song and takes all of us baby boomers back to our days in high school and how we felt then and how many times we did pray for the silliest things not knowing what it would have meant. But the good Lord knows and he answered the right prayers for us all! Great Garth!