Prayers do get Answered
Prayers do get answered, well if they did not I would not be here writing this, all through my life many prayers have been said for me and over me.
Everytime I have an illness I pray against it, I will not allow anything that is not of God to come on me and stay there.
After an operation I had on my knee 2 years ago I was healed in less time than normal, the surgeon said that I as a walking miracle, as that kind of op. takes about many months to get healed up but I was healed in just a few weeks.
God answers prayers, do you feel that your prayers just bounce off the ceiling rather reaching God? If so, consider carefully the prayer that Daniel prayed to God for the release of his captive people.
It is a testimony to the fact that God does answers prayer.
However God does not answer every prayer that has been prayed, so why did God answer the prayer of Daniel?
Daniel studied the scripture and the result was the prayer to God, as he studied the law he found the promise of restoration -- if people repented of their sins, (Lv.26:40-45)
Daniel confessed and repented of his people's sins. By all appearences, Daniel was a Godly man of faith who lived a life of utmost honesty both before and after being deported from Babylon. Yet despite his own personal innocence, he confessed to numerous sins as a member of God's wayward people, repeately he told God "WE have sinned" (Dn 9:5,7,15)
Daniel fasted and prayed for a period of time, all through God's Word you will find where fasting and praying does bring results to the prayer being prayed.
James said that "the prayer of an innocent person is powerful, and it can help a lot" (Jas.5:16)
Prayer is not a technique by which we charm or coerce God into giving us what we want, prayer is a sober-minded acknowledgement of our situation before the Lord and an admission of our need for His divine help.
When praying for a difficult situation that you are facing or who you are praying for, let God know about it, but also use scripture to back up your prayer, this way you will find that your prayer will be more powerful.
Now if you can't remember scripture write some down and keep it close so when you pray you have it with you to use.
You may not see the results right away,but you will know that God has heard you, and we are only defeated when we stop praying, didn't the woman keep going back to the king in asking for something, then he gave what she wanted, so we can keep asking God to give healing to the person you may be praying for or for yourself.
As you pray be open for the Holy Spirit to guide you more deeply into specific issuse that He wants you to take on in your prayer.
(John 15:12-14) 'My command is this; Love each other as I have loved you, Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends, You are my friends if you do what I command." and we have been commanded to pray for others.
I pray that you will be motivated as you pray more and you will experience a mighty breakthrough as you stand on the Word of God.
Charles Spurgeon wrote this; "O Lord, we desire to find Thee,our longing is to feel Thy presence, and it is the heaven of heavens that Thou art there. The sick bed is soft when Thou art there, The furnace of affliction grows cool when Thou art there, and the house of prayer when Thou art present is none other than the house of God, and it is the very gate of heaven."
Come near, our Father, come very near to Thy children. Some of us are very weak in body and faint in heart, Soon, O God, lay Thy right hand upon us and say unto us, "Fear not"
Pray in God's Word.
Pray in His Will.
Pray with conviction.
Pray with His promises.
Prayer has been a very favourite subject of mine and I totally believe in prayer, as I have seen healings take place in front of my eyes, to others and to myself.
The Bible informs us that we are to be God's kingdom builders here on earth till He comes.
Let us do it.
"See,today,I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant." (Jeremiah 1:10)
We can do this through prayer being offered.