Does God answer prayers?
Why does it seem that when we pray to God, He sometimes ignores us? Many people have prayed for God to solve a problem, but God’s response is sometimes silence. What is the serenity prayer?
God knows what’s best
Even when we don’t see God responding to our prayers, we can rest assured that He is a God of love, as the Bible tells us: John 3:16. ‘For God so LOVED the world…… Jeremiah 31:3, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.
“I will pour water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground,” says Isaiah 44:3. God’s blessing cannot be received unless the heart is open to the Spirit’s influence; one cannot pour water into a cup that is already full.
God will not hear our prayers if we hold on to cherished sins or refuse to forgive others who have wronged us. This is not to say that you can earn God’s favor to answer your prayers; it will always be Jesus’ blood that makes us worthy.
Pray without ceasing
In Philippians 4:6, Paul writes, “Let your requests be made known to God in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,” and in Luke 18:1, Jesus “spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”
His time, His will
Because we are sinners who do not always ask what is best for us, we should not expect every answer to be “yes.” God’s timetable is not the same as ours, and He knows better than we do when the best time is for our prayers to be answered.
We don’t have to worry about whether the answer is “wait,” “no,” or “yes” if we have faith and sincerely trust God; all we have to do is trust and see if God, in His time, will respond as we have requested.
Why does God not answer our prayers?
Takeaway: God always answers prayers, even when the answer is no; we don’t always get what we want because God wants us to be self-sufficient; rather than using God as a crutch, he wants to know if we still have faith even when he doesn’t give us what we want.
What does it mean when you pray and God is silent?
Trust God’s presence when you hear God’s silence and feel his absence; however, the story behind the story of Christmas is that you can trust God because he literally moved heaven and earth to bring the message of his grace, forgiveness, and presence to you. God is with us and active even when God is silent.
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.
When God answer our prayers?
8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.u201d ( Matthew 7:7-8) I also believe that when our heavenly Father responds to our prayers, He always responds with what is best for us.
How do you know when God is telling you something?
3 Indicators That God Is Trying To Communicate With You
- Repetitive Messages. Repetition is one of the most obvious ways God tries to get your attention.
- Friendly Fire. Another obvious way God tries to get your attention is through your friends.
What are signs that God is talking to you?
Is it possible that you’re ignoring signs that God is speaking to you?
- God’s Audible Voice.
- Wise Counsel.
- Visions and Dreams.
- Your Inner Knowing.
- Blocked Paths.
- Do you do your devotions or Bible study every day but consciously choose to live in direct opposition to His word?
Why is prayer silent?
Silent prayer, or even a moment of silence at a public solemn event, is practiced in many cultures by people of various religions and those who have no religious affiliations, and the divine power of Spirit that can be felt during silent prayer helps us feel our Father in heaven’s healing and protecting presence.
How can I be silent and listen to God?
1) Find a quiet place and sit in silence with God for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or 15 minutes. Use this time for listening prayer, resisting the urge to fill the space with words.
What happens when God says no?
He is a loving God, so when He says “No,” it is not to be cruel or to hurt us; rather, there are lessons to be learned when He says “No.” It teaches us patience, as God is preparing us to receive what He will give us.
Can God hear my prayers?
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 answer all our prayers?
The LORD’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call; it is your sins that have cut you off from God; it is because of your sins that he has turned away and will not listen any longer.u201d
What happens when praying to God?
People pray on their knees, opening their hearts to God and asking for a variety of things, including cancer healing, a job after all these months, a buyer for their home in a frozen market, and relief from pain. Some prayers will be answered, and the recipients will look heavenward with grateful praise.