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God Answers Prayers

Updated on September 16, 2014

I believe that God still hears and answers prayers today. I have had prayers answered, big and small. Some, right away...but others took longer time. Like the saying goes..."He may not come when you want, but He'll be there right on time."

Waiting means trusting that God has our best interest in heart and will deliver according to His plan. We have to remember that God's ways and thoughts are higher than ours. He sees the bigger picture; things we can't see and may not understand right now. He knows what's best for us and understands the condition our hearts and our circumstances more that we can begin to realize. Sometimes what we want is not what we need. We may have to wait...perhaps not exactly what we asked for, but something actually better for us.

While we wait on the Lord, we should find rest in Him and not worry.

In my personal experiences with prayer, I find the key ingredients for answered prayers are:

1) Faith and belief in God; Believe that He IS; Believe that He is able; Believe in and pray in Jesus' name

2) Sincerity when you pray; Pray from your heart

3) Let go of any bitterness or unforgiveness

4) Vulnerability and honesty; Come clean, and poor out your emotions to God; Be yourself; Don't be afraid to ask

5) Obedience

6) Wait

7) Remain thankful

Here are some scriptures ( and some of my favorite songs about prayer:

Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 65:24 - Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.

Romans 8:26 - Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Mark 11:24 - Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Matthew 18:19-20 - Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.

Hebrews 4:16 - Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Find You On My Knees _by Kari Jobe

On My Knees_Jaci Velasquez

He's Able_Deitrick Haddon


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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Chrissylite,

      Very good read. Voted up and all the way. You deserved it. Your talent is so deep and expansive.

      I love Philippians 4:6 and Isaiah 40:31, when linked, a ground to sleep with thankfulness is prepared to worship and praise God.

      Christians need to learn how to link certain scriptures, thus finding the pathway to perfect peace. I am not a critical person. Just delicately and respectfully-honest.

      Read the fan mail I sent you. I cordially invite you to visit my hubs, read one or two, then be one of my followers.

      That would make my day.

      God bless you in every way of your life.

      Kenneth/ from northwest Alabama

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning Crissylite.

      This is very true. I am sure you enjoy good communion with God.

      May your time with Him be the richest time of your day.

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      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      Very helpful scriptures. Thanks for answering the question.

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      Things might look impossible to you

      but God's power is greater than you can imagine

      God has no limits

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      than you could ever ask or think

      No person or obstacle can stand against God

      It's not up to the world to decide on your success

      It's up to God

      Don't give up on your faith

      Don't be discouraged

      Keep believing and going forward

      Keep your eyes on the prize

      You don't know the wonderful things

      God has waiting for you around the corner

      God will bring the right people to cross your path

      God will take you to a new higher level

      Let God's Word repair your hurt and self-image

      Make God your best friend

      Praise God with your whole heart

      and you will see how much God will richly reward you.

      © Bernard Levine