Do you believe that God hears and answers your prayers? Are there prayers that God hasn’t answered? Do you believe in God’s truth that nothing is impossible for Him (Luke 1:37)? God does answer many of my prayers, but I am waiting on some requests; yet. I choose not to focus on the unmet requests but believe that God can do the impossible. Sometimes He says “No.” I wrote a series of posts on why God sometimes does not answer our prayers. You can find these posts here. In this post, we will focus on claiming God’s promises to hear and answer our prayer. The following is a brief review to diagnose why God seemingly does not hear our prayers.
- Is there sin in your life? Sin blocks our prayers (Is. 59:2). Confess all known sin and ask for God’s forgiveness (1John 1:9).
- Are you trusting God? Your request may not be God’s will or it’s not the right time.
- Are you praying for unregenerated people? People have the free will to choose to disobey God and live a self-destructive life.
God does not promise a trouble-free life, but he promises to deliver us from all our troubles when we hold fast to Him in love and call on Him. Read my second post to learn more. Satan will tempt you to despair and become anxious. Completely submit the issue to Him in prayer, and He will do the impossible. Resist the devil’s temptation to doubt God’s promises by standing firm and telling the devil what God’s promises are. Sometimes the impossible is when God gives us the power to forgive. Sometimes the impossible is having peace in our troubles.
As you read each promise, say it two times. The first time say, “I believe what (read the promise)” and the second time say, “Thank you, Lord, that (promise).”
I believe what Psalm 4:3 says, “But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.” “Thank you, Lord, that You have set apart the godly for Yourself and that You hear when I call to You.” To learn more about what it means to be godly, read my series of posts here. 1Peter 3:12 states, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil [sin].”
Matthew 7:7-8 states, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
Matthew 21:22 says, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
John 14:14 states, “If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”
John 15:7 tells me, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
Ephesians 3:20 states, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.”
1John 5:14-15 says, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”
If you struggle with knowing how to pray, use the Lord’s Prayer Model.
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