Why God Doesn’t Answer Our Prayers

Passage: Prov. 1:25-28:
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Why God Doesn’t Answer Prayers

Prov 1:25  But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

27  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

28  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:


I.  It’s not His will

I John 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

II.  There is sin in your heart

Ps 66:18  If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

III.  Your iniquity has separated you from God

Is 59: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

IV.  You have turned a deaf ear to God’s instruction

Prov. 28:9  He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

V.  You close your ears to the needy

Prov. 21:13  Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

 VI.  If you doubt

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

VII.  When you have hypocritical prayers

Matt 6:5 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.

VIII.  If you have pride

Prov. 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low; but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

IX.  If you give up too soon

I Thess 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

X.  If you won’t forgive others

Matt. 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

XI.  You don’t ask

James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

XII. You don’t treat your wife right

I Peter 3:7  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.

Conclusion: Men ought always to pray

Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;



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