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Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?

God Is a Father and Wants the Best for His Children

Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayers?

Many ask, “Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?” Do you remember when you were a child, and you’d ask your parents for something, and they didn’t give it to you? Everyone has heard, “Not now, later,” or “You don’t need it.” You may have been angry then, but later you understood why they said no. As you’ve matured, you realize that your parents acted correctly and avoided giving you something that could’ve hurt you.

Many people don’t understand why their prayers aren’t being answered. They say God doesn’t answer me, but the Most High hears all our requests because He is omniscient.


Evaluate Your Motives for Your Prayers or How You Make Your Petitions to Him.


Some prayers can be based on selfishness, vanity, or anger. Therefore, they will not be answered. Have you evaluated the motives of your prayers? Maybe you’ve been asking for “justice,” but your real desire is revenge. Or you have been asking for something just for your delight.

God is a Father and wants the best for his children; because of that, He will not give you something that will hurt you. He knows when to fulfill a request.
Sometimes these requests are made for the wrong reason and in the wrong way. The Bible says,

“You ask, and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your passions.” (James 4:3)

God gives what is necessary to each of us, and sometimes He doesn’t respond to our petition because we are unprepared to receive what we have asked for. Therefore, you should not get upset when the Most High does not answer your request. Instead, maintain faith, persevere, and observe what lesson you can take from this situation.

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