(Jer. 7:16) Why would God tell Jeremiah NOT to pray for Israel?
“Do not lift up a cry or a prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me,” God tells Jeremiah. “You shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you,” God says in verse 27. “They pour out drink offerings to other gods to provoke me to anger,” God says in verse 31.
Who did God tell to stop praying?
Then, in Exodus 14:15, God essentially tells Moses, “Stop praying!” As a pastor who preaches on prayer all the time, I find that very interesting.
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.
What is the main message in the book of Jeremiah?
His book is intended as a message to the Jews in exile in Babylon, explaining the disaster of exile as God’s response to Israel’s pagan worship: the people, according to Jeremiah, are like an unfaithful wife and rebellious children, and their infidelity and rebelliousness made judgment inevitable, though restoration and a new beginning are still possible.
What did Jesus say about prayers?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, who love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus said.
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).
When God will answer my 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
Why the book of Jeremiah is so important?
In addition to the prophet’s own words, Jeremiah contains a significant amount of biographical and historical material, which is especially valuable because it reveals the prophet’s personality more clearly than any of the other prophetic books reveal their authors’ personalities.
How did Jeremiah respond to God?
It is said that he protested Yahweh’s (God’s) call to prophesy by saying, “I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth,” but he was assured by Yahweh that he would put his own words into Jeremiah’s mouth and make him a “prophet to the nations.”
What did Jeremiah say about Jesus?
Jesus establishes the new covenant4 with his blood through his death on the cross, where God’s law is written on people’s hearts, God is their God, and they are God’s people; all of this is fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
What prayer did Jesus teach his followers?
When one of his disciples asks, “Lord, teach us to pray,” Jesus teaches the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples in Luke 11:1-4. Almost all Christians have learned and memorized this prayer, which Catholics refer to as the Our Father.