Questions Answered: When does God refuse to hear our prayers?

When does God refuse to hear our prayers? ========================================= Jeremiah 11:11 God sees, hears and knows everything—including our prayers. Nothing escapes his attention. Why then did God say he would not listen to the people’s cries for help? There are several possible reasons. In this case, God did not respond because judgment was unavoidable. Judah had disobeyed God’s laws and ignored his pleas for so long that Continue Reading

Unrecorded Battles

John 14:12-13 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. There is no greater power in the world than prayer. True PRAYER CAN DO ANYTHING, THE PRAYER THAT IS WROUGHT BY THE Spirit and is presented at the throne of the Continue Reading

Questions Answered – What prevents God from hearing our prayers?

What prevents God from hearing our prayers? =========================================== Psalm 102:1–2 God’s hearing is never impaired (see Ps 94:9). But the language of Biblical poetry sometimes pictures God as though he were deaf (see Dt 1:45). This was simply a figurative way to say that God does not always respond to requests as people might want. Sometimes answers come only after long delays; other times answers may come in an Continue Reading

Your Prayer has been heard.

Acts 10:31 And he said, “Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and harkened to, and your donations to the poor have been known and preserved before God – so that He heeds and is about to help you. Many times we think that God does not hear our prayers, let alone answer them, especially when the answer and help have not been forthcoming in the time period that we stipulate, according to our perception of time. Some are assailed with Continue Reading

How to Pray

Isaiah 64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee, for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. – Dake. Hebrew ‘chazaq’, to fasten upon; seize; be strong; courageous; obstinate; to bind; restrain; conquer; catch; cleave to; be constant; continue; force; lay hold on; maintain; play the man; wax mighty; prevail; retain; be urgent; wax Continue Reading

Private Prayer: Public Power

Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. Alone with God in retirement from the world and in prayer and meditation, as He so often was [Mk. 4:10; 6:47; Lk. 9:18, 36; Jn. 6:15]. His private praying and conquest of Satan were the secret of His public power. It was by prayer that He received the Holy Spirit [Lk. 3:21]. It was by Continue Reading

The Words of the Wise

~~~WHEN the noise and turmoil of the day are over ~ it is sweet to commune with God: the cool and calm of eventide agree most delightfully with prayer and praise. The hours of the declining sun are so many quiet alleys in the garden of time wherein man may find his Maker waiting to commune with him, even as of old the Lord God walked with Adam in Paradise in the cool of the day. It is meet that we should set apart a peaceful season ere the Continue Reading

The power of prayer and the pleasure of praise

‘Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.’ 2 Corinthians 1:11 Suggested Further Reading: Acts 1:12–15 We cannot all preach; we cannot all rule; we cannot all give gold and silver, but we can all contribute our prayers. There is no convert, though he be only two or three days old in grace, who cannot pray. There is no bedridden sister Continue Reading

Persistance in Prayer

by David Wilkerson Some Bible teachers claim it is unbelief for us to ask God for the same request over and over. No-that is wrong and it has weakened the faith of multitudes. God commands us to ask, seek, fast-and cry out in effectual, earnest supplication (see Matthew 7:7). From the very beginning, true servants have turned God´s promises into prayers: o Jesus knew His Father had promised all things to Him before the foundation of the Continue Reading

The golden key of prayer

‘Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.’ Jeremiah 33:3 Suggested Further Reading: Matthew 26:36–46 Remember that prayer is always to be offered in submission to God’s will; that when we say, God hears prayer, we do not intend by that, that he always gives us literally what we ask for. We do mean, however, this, that he gives us what is best for us; and that if he does not give us Continue Reading