WHY JESUS DOES NOT ANSWER ALL OF OUR PRAYERS

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Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. I Peter 5:7

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The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.  Nahum 1:7 

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Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.  Psalm 55:22 

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Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26    Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27    Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28    And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29    And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30    Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31    Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32    (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.    Matthew 6:25
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Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. John 9:31

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The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. Psalm 34:15

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The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs  15:29

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If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: 19    But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. 20    Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.  Psalm 66:18
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He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.  Psalm 145:19

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   And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15    And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.   1 John 5: 14-15 

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.  1 Peter 4:7

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  O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 9    O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. 10    The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. 11    Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.12    What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? 13    Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14    Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15    The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.  Psalm 34  :8
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If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:5-8
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7    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  8    For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  9    Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10    Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11    If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?   Matthew 7:7
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Will He really answer when we call?  
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  They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. 24    And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.    Isaiah 65:23
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God has certain conditions that must be met before our prayers can be answered. One of the first, is we feel our need of help from Him. Isaiah 44:3 says, “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.” The heart must be open to the Spirit’s influence, or God’s blessing cannot be received. One cannot pour water into a cup that is already full.
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One of the reasons we feel our prayers are not being answered, is because we stop praying.
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1 Thessalonians 5:17 says it best, “pray without ceasing.”
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Philippians 4:6, “In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
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For God to give us what we ask for, we must ask “according to His will.” Faith cannot take the place of “asking according to God’s will.”
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1 John 5:14, “…if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
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If you do not ask according to God’s will, it is not real faith in God. If God’s answer is “No” we still must be willing to wait patiently, and trust God to answer in his own way and in His timing.
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  “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures” (James 4:3).
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If we’re simply asking God for stuff—as if he were some kind of Santa Claus —we  need to check our motives. Prayer is about so much more than simply getting stuff, anyway. It’s about giving God our adoration and thanking him for his goodness.
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  Unconfessed sin separates us from God so that he won’t even hear our prayers:
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“Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities [sins] have separated you from God; your sins have hidden his face from you so that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:1-2). 
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Have I made idols,  anything more important than God?    Some people had “set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?” (Ezekiel 14:3).
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Idols aren’t always false images, replacement for God. Anything that becomes more important than God—whether it’s money, job, popularity, grades or success—is an idol.
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Jesus said, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you” (John 15:7). Are you spending enough time reading your Bible? Finding out God’s will and not your own.
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Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: Ephesians 4:31
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Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
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Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 1 Timothy 4:1
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For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10
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Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Proverbs 23:4
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And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18
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Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. Psalms 34:19
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Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 1 Peter 3:7 

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  Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. 10    For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11    For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.   Psalm 84:9

Too often, we want things that will ultimately be bad for us. And we like to use God to get what we want, the way we want, when we want, in our own time, our own ways. God not giving us what we ask for what we do not need, such as  asking for a Ferrari, marriage, more money, a new house or for our favorite team to win the big game.

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THE ANSWER  OFTEN IS YES, NO OR IS “WAIT“.  THERE IS VALUE IN WAITING. THERE ARE MANY LESSONS TO  BE TAUGHT IN OUR PERIODS OF WAITING. THERE ARE SO MANY EXAMPLES IN THE BIBLE, OF THOSE WHO HAD TO WAIT, SOMETIMES FOR A VERY LONG PERIOD OF TIME, BEFORE THEY SAW GOD’S PROMISES FULFILLED AND THEIR PRAYERS ANSWERED. GOD IS NEVER LATE OR EARLY…HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT ON TIME…

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All Prayers should end with “Not my will, Lord, but Your will.” (Luke 22:42).

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“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5,6.

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Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2    Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3    But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4    That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. 5    And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6    But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7    But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  Matthew 6: 1  
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And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14    For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15    But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6: 12
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And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.  Matthew 21:  13

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Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
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Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
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For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  Matthew 18:20
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Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. 1 Corinthians 7:5
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Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
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Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
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What to do when God doesn’t answer your prayers.. PRAYER AND FASTING..

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