When Your Prayers Aren’t Answered — Hope for the Broken-Hearted
“Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?” and “Doesn’t He care about me?” are two questions I’m frequently asked. First, God knows your needs before you even ask. Second, God cares unequivocally about you.
So, I want to make sure that it is clear that by sharing these Bible verses listed below, I am NOT saying that someone you loved died because you lacked faith, or that you weren’t healed because of some unconfessed sin in your life. I have no idea and can’t presume to know why anyone’s prayers are not being answered. I am in no way trying to heap guilt, or blame on a hurting heart… but, I am sharing scriptures so that you might know what the Word of God says, so you can reflect on these things and pray about them to see if there is anything in your life that might be hindering your prayers.
We shouldn’t expect God to answer our prayers if we don’t spend time learning God’s word and obeying what we’ve learned. Proverbs 28:9 (Mormon) says, “If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.”
We must ask in accordance with God’s will as revealed in the Bible. James 1:5-8. Prayers are hindered when we doubt God. To doubt God is to call Him a liar.
Why does God not answer 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.
Can you pray for bad things to happen?
When you pray for something bad to happen to someone because they’ve hurt you, keep in mind that it could come back to you in unimaginable ways; when you plot against someone, keep in mind that the Almighty is aware; and never have a bad intention or make a bad prayer for others!
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.
Why are my prayers unanswered?
It could be our own suffering, the suffering of a loved one, or the suffering of the world; it could be physical suffering from illness or mental suffering from a bad situation. These are all good and honorable requests, but when they seem to go unanswered, it can cause some people to turn away from God.
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.
Is it illegal to pray for someone’s death?
Is it permissible to ask God to harm someone else? While the theology of such “imprecatory prayer” is debatable, a Dallas judge has ruled that it is legal, at least as long as no one is threatened or harmed.
Is Father a prayer?
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
How do I know if my prayers are being answered?
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.
Do prayers really work?
Prayer can also help people focus on the well-being of others, but there is no empirical evidence that mental messaging to an invisible deity works when it comes to asking for something from a divine source and then receiving it.
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.
Is it God’s fault for our unanswered prayers?
Many modern teachings imply that unanswered prayers are never the fault of the believer; in fact, many people have come to believe that God hears every prayer (a topic you can learn more about here), and that He will answer the prayers of anyone who simply believes.
Where do my prayers go?
Where Do My Prayers Go? is a children’s book that will capture your child’s imagination and, more importantly, encourage him or her to think about what happens when they lay down to sleep, praying to the Lord to keep their souls safe.
What are the types of prayers?
The Five Different Kinds of Prayer
- Type 1 u2013 Worship and Praise, which acknowledges God for who He is.
- Type 2 u2013 Petition and Intercession.
- Type 3 u2013 Supplication.
- Type 4 u2013 Thanksgiving.
- Type 5 u2013 Spiritual Warfare.