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    Sometimes the answers to our prayers donít come when we would hope.

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    We have to wait on God when we pray. We may not know how or when He will answer, but we can put our hearts constantly before Him in prayer. Sometimes the answers to our prayers donít come when we would hope. Things may even go from bad to worse. But we have to persevere, keep believing, and keep asking.

    What does would mean in the above passage?
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    Re: Sometimes the answers to our prayers donít come when we would hope.

    "...when we would hope." = '...when we want them to.'

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    Re: Sometimes the answers to our prayers donít come when we would hope.

    What's the difference in meaning between I hope so and I would hope so?
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    Re: Sometimes the answers to our prayers donít come when we would hope.

    They have roughly the same meaning. I use 'would hope so' to add emphasis, as if to say, 'Any reasonable person would/should want/expect that to happen.'

    For example:

    "Do you think people will understand what I wrote?"

    "Well I would hope so. It seems perfectly clear to me!"

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