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.
Is God listening to me when I pray?
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.
How do you know when God hears your prayers?
God Is Answering Your Prayers in 4 Ways
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Scripture. God always speaks through His word.
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Others.
- God May Answer Your Prayers Audibly.
Why does God not hear my 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.
How do you know God is helping you?
You can instead make new choices.
- God’s Audible Voice.
- Wise Counsel.
- Visions. Do you do your daily devotions or Bible study but consciously choose to live in direct opposition to God’s word?
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.
Does prayer really change things?
Though our prayers do not change God’s mind, He uses prayer to carry out His will, and we can be confident that prayer changes thingsu2014including our own hearts. R.C. Sproul argues that prayer is an important part of the Christian life and encourages us to come to God’s presence with joy and hope.
Does God hear all prayers?
I’ve come to the conclusion that God hears all who pray, but that we must live the commandments and seek him in order to receive his answers. Prayer is a form of communication between God and man, and our questions to the Lord in prayer for knowledge and wisdom should be faithful questions.
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.
Can God send you messages?
Another common sign that God sends is through a messenger. God sends messages to His people through prophets, especially in the Old Testament. I’m sure you’ve had this experience. It’s possible that God sent someone to tell you exactly what you needed to hear.
Does God speak to you directly?
Yes, God speaks directly to humans, as evidenced by phrases like “And God spoke to Moses,” “the word of the Lord came to Jonah,” and “God said,” which appear over 2,000 times in the Old Testament.
What are the 7 signs of the Holy Spirit?
Wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which some Christians accept as a definitive list of specific attributes, while others see them as examples of the Holy Spirit’s work through the faithful.