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 is God not answering my prayers?
– If you knowingly condone sin, whether it’s happening to you or to someone else, and don’t correct it, you’re’regarding iniquity in your heart,’ and should therefore disregard God answering your prayers.
What God says about praying for healing?
“This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.'” “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me, Lord, and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”
What to do when you pray for healing and it doesn’t happen?
When healing doesn’t happen, here are four ways I’ve found to respond to that invitation:
- Trust in God’s great love. God says to his people, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
- Look through the lens of eternity.
- Lean into suffering.
- Turn your eyes outward.
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 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.
What is the most powerful 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.
How do I activate God’s healing power?
Allow God’s healing power to flow freely in your life!
- Receive and share healing words.
- Pray with authority to release God’s power.
- Continue to minister to people if they aren’t healed right away.
- Use the five-step prayer model.
- Step out, take risks, and watch God do the miraculous.
Who is the angel of healing?
Archangel Raphael is known as the angel of healing, and he works to heal people’s minds, spirits, and bodies so that they can experience peace and good health to the fullest extent possible according to God’s will.
How do you pray for healing sickness?
Consider, O’ God, our sick friend, whom we now entrust to Your compassionate care. We believe that no healing is too difficult if it is Your will, so we pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his or her strength, and heal whatever ails him or her in Your loving name.
How God answers our prayers in 3 ways?
I’ve heard it said that God responds to prayers in one of three ways: God says “Yes,” and you get what you want; God says “No,” and you have to accept it and move on; or God says “Not Yet,” and you learn to wait.
Does God always answer your prayers?
When we pray, God always listens to us; the Bible contains numerous examples of prayers that God has heard and answered, and He continues to do so today.
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.