Friday, January 14, 2011

Some reasons prayer goes unanswered - Part 1

This devotion is not intended to be an exhaustive study on why prayer goes unanswered. But,I hope a few of these principals will increase your answers to prayer.

The first thing we’ll discuss is wickedness. Psalm 66:18 warns that regarding wickedness in our heart can make God unwilling to answer prayer.

18 If I regard wickedness in my heart,
The Lord will not hear;

Are any of our personal prayers being withheld due to wickedness? Are any of our prayers for loved ones being withheld? Let's not take a chance. Let’s remove this barrier. Let’s turn from our sin.

The next thing we will talk about is our relationship with our spouse. 1 Peter 3:7 encourages us to keep in a right relationship with our spouse so our prayers won’t be hindered.

1 Peter 3:7

7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

So an additional step we can take to increase our prayers being heard is to walk in love towards our spouse. No marriage is perfect all the time. Make things right quickly and walk in love again.

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  1. God has protected me by not answering some of my prayers over the years. He knows what we need and when!

  2. now we all know that we will still sin. and all most ever day. if not every day. so if its because i sin. and thats why our prays are not answered. then there is no one who will have there prayers answered.