Frequent question: Do prayers always work?

Does prayer actually work?

Yes and no. Research consistently shows that prayer can have numerous benefits. For example, prayer can be a solid source of self-soothing and self-comfort when one is experiencing pain, coping with loss, or dealing with traumatic circumstances.

Do prayers always get answered?

God always listens to us when we pray. The scriptures show countless examples of prayers God has heard and answered. He continues to answer prayers today. Through the power of prayer, you can get answers to your questions and receive the blessings God has in store for you.

Why is prayer not answered?

– As long as your prayers are for selfish motives, driven by pride hidden in your heart, God will not answer them. – Other versions start this verse with “don’t be anxious” in place of “Be careful…” – Once you know God has said yes, you know you will receive it.

What do you do when prayer doesn’t work?

So call up a friend that will remind you of truth. Practice praising him out loud – there is power in PRAISE! Write his truths on sticky notes and put them everywhere. Whatever you do, stay near to Him and your heart will be prepared for what He has for you when the answer to your prayers come.

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Can prayer change things?

When we pray, God intervenes and changes things. But God usually doesn’t do it in accordance to how we pray or what we pray for. We either pray for God to change others, or to change the circumstances or situations we find ourselves in.

Can prayer harmful?

Although we know that the efficacy of petitionary prayer has never been proven, there has not been much research indicating that the act of praying itself may actually be harmful by substituting needed aid and action that is more tangibly effective.

Does God forgive all sin?

All sins shall be forgiven, except the sin against the Holy Ghost; for Jesus will save all except the sons of perdition. What must a man do to commit the unpardonable sin? He must receive the Holy Ghost, have the heavens opened unto him, and know God, and then sin against him.

Can God hear me cry?

God absolutely responds to the tears of everyone! The trials and tribulations of this world can certainly bring us to tears. In times like these, we can find strength, solace, and comfort by crying out to God in prayer. He is there to ease our sorrows and help us to deal with pain and suffering.

Is God hearing my prayers?

Through the scriptures, we are taught that God will always hear our prayers and will answer them if we address Him with faith and real intent. In our hearts we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a feeling of peace and calm.

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When God is silent What do you do?

When God seems silent, bare your heart before him.

Let us bare our hearts before him, even when our hearts are filled with questions and distress about what seems like the silence of God. As David writes in Psalm 62: “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

What happens when God says no?

The Lord comes in His time, not ours. “Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world…’” (John 18:36 ESV). Remember that when God says “no,” there is a reason, a plan and an outcome. Be glad and rejoice because He never ignores, leaves or fails us.

How God answers our prayers in 3 ways?

I’ve heard it said that God answers prayers in one of three ways. God says “Yes,” and you receive what you ask for. God says “No,” and you have to accept it and move on. Or God says “Not Yet,” and you learn to be patient and wait.

Why does it feel like God is not listening?

In Psalm 139: 23 the psalmist is humbly crying out to God to search his heart and reveal any hurtful attitudes or anxiety, so that He may walk blamelessly WITH the Lord. So this is where I start when I feel God is not listening to my cries to Him, at repentance.

How do you pray when you feel like God isn’t listening?

What To Do When You Feel God Isn’t Listening

  1. Take a deep breath. Feel the air fill your lungs and be grateful that you are alive. …
  2. Know that this too shall pass. Nothing except Heaven is forever. …
  3. Consult your Bible. Below we’ve listed some Bible verses for when you feel like God isn’t there. …
  4. Pray to God.
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How do you pray even when you don’t feel like it?

Give Thanks. Being grateful is so very powerful and opens our Spirit to all the good in our lives. When you don’t feel like praying or don’t know what to say, just sit quietly and thank God for all you have. Thank Him for everything that comes to mind.