Prayer: Expecting an answer
When we pray, it’s easier for Christians to fall into one of two extremes: some teach that God will give us exactly what we ask for if we are absolutely certain, while others go even further and don’t actually ask God for anything, instead claiming it in the name of Jesus.
Some scholars believe Jesus is speaking specifically to those who would be his Apostles in Matthew 21:21-22: “If you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more.” Perhaps we need to consider everything God says about prayer. James 4:2-3: Sometimes we pray for something, but we’re praying with the wrong motives. God is concerned about our long-term well-being, n
If you stay in me and my words, you can ask for anything you want, and it will be given to you; when you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples, and this brings great glory to my Father. Pray according to God’s will. Paul prayed for healing three times, and each time God said no (2 Corinthians 12:8-9).
When God does not answer your prayer?
When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer takes an open and honest look at the issue of unanswered prayer, drawing us deeper into a relationship with the God who is the answer to all of our prayers, the object of our faith, and the one who fulfills our deepest longings.
What do you do while waiting for God to answer your prayers?
Use scripture or biblical mantras to fight back, repeating the words over and over to remind yourself to trust God with your life and those you love, even if you have to wait a long time for Him to answer your prayers. Choose to put your hope in the Lord no matter what.
How do you know if God will answer your prayers?
How Will I Know If My Prayer Has Been Answered?
- If you fall, He’ll catch you. If He wants you to go a certain way, He’ll open a door for you. If God doesn’t want you to go that way, you’ll meet a closed door.
What does the Bible say about God not answering prayers?
– God will not answer your prayers if they are motivated by selfish motives and driven by hidden pride in your heart; whoever turns away his ear from hearing the Law, his prayer [shall be] abomination.
Why keep praying when there is no answer?
God wants you to think about the Blesser. Consistent prayer clarifies your request, and a delayed response gives you time to clarify exactly what you want and refine your prayers. When you pray to your heavenly Father repeatedly, it distinguishes deep longings from whims.
What do I do when God is silent?
Bring it to the Lord, speak to him, be honest in front of him, trust that he hears you, take refuge in his faithfulness, and know that there is a mighty God who loves you behind every heavy silence.
How do I wait on God?
Here are nine ways we can put biblical waiting into practice.
- Coming to terms with our dependence on God.
- Seeking spiritual strength from the Lord.
- Being patient and quiet.
- Refraining from unnecessary fear and worry.
- Continuing to learn and obey God’s commands.
Why is God asking us to wait?
God wants us to press into his presence and wait patiently before his throne, even if we’re still waiting on a promise, because the gift he wants to give you is too good to be made in a microwave. He wants us to come before him with thanksgiving, even if we’re still waiting on a promise.
What name means God has answered?
The name Anaiah is of Hebrew origin, and it is one of the few boy names that means “God has answered,” “God answers,” or “God’s answer.” It appears twice in the Old Testament.
How does God give confirmation?
Whatever God tells or shows us to do, He will always provide us with a word from His Word to stand on or act on, and He will confirm it to us–often through repetition.
Can prayer change things?
We can be confident that prayer changes thingsu2014including our own heartsu2014though our prayers do not change God’s mind.
How do you know if God is trying to tell you something?
Repetition, or when a theme or message jumps out at you repeatedly, is one of the most obvious ways God tries to get your attention. It can be through Scripture, sermons, articles, podcasts, or any other means He chooses.
Is God obligated to answer prayers?
The truth is that God is under no obligation to respond to any man’s prayer; however, because believers don’t always know how to pray, the Holy Spirit prays u201cfor the saints according to God’s willu201d (Romans 8:26-27).
How do you pray before God?
Learn to Pray in Four Simple Steps
- Step 1: Address Heavenly Father.
- Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father.
- Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father.
- Step 4: Close in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Praying in a Group.
- Pray Always, With Sincerity, and Faith in Christ.
How God answers our prayers in 3 ways?
I’ve heard it said that God responds to prayers in one of three ways: God says “Yes,” and you get what you want; God says “No,” and you have to accept it and move on; or God says “Not Yet,” and you learn to wait.