First John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”
Can we ask for anything more than having God’s ear, so that at least we have access to the throne of grace, thanks be to Jesus Christ, our Mediator? says John the Apostle in the Sermon on the Mount.
Psalm 66:19 “But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.”
Like John, the psalmist knew that God heard his prayer and even “attended to the voice of [his] prayer.” It’s one thing to have your prayers heard; it’s quite another to have God “attend to” them.
John 9:31 “We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.”
Our “iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,” according to Isaiah the Prophet (Isaiah 59:2), but God must hear at least some sinners; how many of us have cried out to God for salvation while we were still sinners (Rom 5:8)?
First Peter 3:12 “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.”
God’s face is against the wicked, and His ears are open toward those who cry out for salvation, according to the Bible. If a person lives in sin, it’s unlikely that their prayers will be heard, especially if they’re living in sin.
First John 5:15 “And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”
God “hears us in whatever we ask,” according to John the Apostle’s Sermon on the Mount, and knows “that we have the requests that we have asked of him” even before we receive them.
God can read our thoughts and intentions (Heb 4:13), so the question isn’t whether He will hear us or not, but whether we will accept His response. “The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous,” says Proverbs 15:29.
How does God hear us when praying?
We are taught in the scriptures that if we address God with faith and real intent, He will always hear our prayers and will answer them; in our hearts, we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a sense of peace and calm; and we will also feel that everything will be fine if we follow the Father’s will.
Does God listen to everyone prayer?
This begs the question: DOES GOD LISTEN TO ALL PRAYERS? The answer is NO! Proverbs 28:9 says, u201cWhoso turneth away his ear from hearing the law, his prayer shall be abomination.u201d
How do I know that God has answered my 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.
Why do God doesn’t answer 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.
Can God bless a sinner?
While all wrongdoing is sin, there is sin that is not deadlyu201d (5:15-17), because being dead in sins blocks any other blessings rather powerfully. So, while God can bless even serious sinners, we should not assume that He will, and instead pray for lifesaving repentance.
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).
Does God forgive all sins?
All sins shall be forgiven, except sins against the Holy Ghost; for Jesus will save all except the sons of perdition; he must first receive the Holy Ghost, have the heavens opened unto him, and know God, and then sin against him; there is no repentance for a man who has sinned against the Holy Ghost.
How do you know when God is telling 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.
How do you know when God is punishing you?
Because you’re a normal human being in a broken world, you’re experiencing difficult losses, painful emotions, terrible situations, depression, and loneliness. Your feelings are normal, but they’re not accurate; you think God is punishing you, but that’s just how you feel. God loves you and is watching over you.
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.
What to do when you feel like God isn’t answering your prayers?
Here are three simple methods:
- Speak Truth to yourself. When we remember God’s promises to us from His Word, we’re able to keep our heads facing forward on the path He has for us.
- Rest in Him.
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 can I hear God’s voice?
How do you go about practicing listening prayer?
- Bring your request for guidance to God.
- Wait in silence for 10-12 minutes for God to speak to you.
- Write down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.