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On What Circumstances God Denies To Answer Prayer! (Part-II)

Do you have unanswered prayer and wonder why God did not answer? Could it be a lack of faith? Could it be you are not persistent in your prayer? Could it be you are asking for something that is not in line with God? Could it be this? Could it be that? Truly, there are lots of “could it be” that leave you scratching your head!

I believe many shares the same experience and can identify with what I am saying.. Some are frustrated and many have given up on praying. Sadly, many have this feeling in them, “What’s the point of praying, anyway no answer!” And they start to do thing by themselves without seeking God.

However, this is not the will of God. God wants us to trust and seek Him rather than to put confidence in ourselves (Psalms 118:8). So now we are caught in between seeking God (where there is no answer) and doing it our own way. Honestly, many people are living in such a dilemma. And my purpose of writing this article is to trace the root of the problem and hopefully your prayer will be unhindered and answered, Amen.

Before we look at the reasons for unanswered prayer, I would like to share with you a very important principle about prayer – having a “right standing” with God. What do I mean by that? Our lives need to be true and holy before Him.

Paul mentioned in 1 Timothy 2:8,
I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing. We need to ensure our lives are holy. Our words, actions and thoughts must be consistent with the bible. Or else our prayers will be hindered and it will not reach the throne of grace. The important thing here is even before we utter any prayer, we have to check our lives and make sure we are in the “right standing” with God. Indeed, I must confess it’s tough.

Ok, let’s take a look at the reasons behind unanswered prayer. From the bible, I would like to list down 10 reasons for unanswered prayer.

Then they will cry out to God, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.

“Do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their distress.

If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.

18. Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry; though they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword, famine and plague. Jeremiah 14:12

19. If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.

20. You place defiled food on my altar. “But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’ “By saying that the Lord’s Table is contemptible. When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the LORD Almighty. “Now implore God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you?”-says the LORD Almighty. Malachi 1:7-9

21. We know that God does not listen to sinners.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. 1 Peter 3:7

22. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and

God’s ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of God is against those who do evil.

And when you pray, do not keep on talking nonsense like showoff people, thinking that you will be heard because of many words.

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3 Responses to “On What Circumstances God Denies To Answer Prayer! (Part-II)”

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  3. I am inclined to disagree with your comments as they lend to some form of religiosity..it is the manipulation of scripture to justify an answer that you nor anyone else can answer..I will put a question to you..what of the sinner who is high on drugs and alcohol and then comes to the end of their lives in regards to drinking and drugging and they cry out to God for help for him to save them and as he did with most us he comes and saves that person as he hears their cry..what can you say in this instance? there are no holy hands or holy lives at that point..not even holy thoughts..it does not do they body of Christ Good when these types of comments are made..God is not boxed and his hands tied..if he doesnt answer he doesn’t answer that’s it..did your parents give you everything you asked for or if they denied you, were you always offered an explanation?..no. sometimes the prayer isnt answered because it may not be good for us or that the time may not be the right time..who knows..we are not to dwell there in those thoughts..it is for us to lay ourselves down no matter what it is..we must end our thoughts of self and accept God’s will for our lives and that is the difficult part..let us quiet our wrestless souls and say Amen and Amen no matter..let us not try to be God and keep providing answers when we do not know why?..let it be as it is..it does not mean that we are not Loved any more or any less we are Loved and that should be sufficient..let us deny ourselves..not focus on our flesh that wants and wants and wants..it is time for us to focus on the Lord not ourselves..it is beyond difficult in our flesh..but it is in our weakness..and accepting and embracing that his Grace is sufficient for us..


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