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Does God Answer Prayers

Why God don't answer my prayers? I been praying for my wife for 13 yrs for her to get healthy and myself for 30 yrs to have my dream come true.

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 ---Ray on 11/2/09
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Hello,family many prayers God answers & others did not answer...for my own good! Don't we do the same with our children? We cannot know why,this gentleman request not answered. God only knows! I have seen times,the Lord did not answer a prayer and later saw how he was sparing my life.One time was when the incident in New york. I wanted return to Newyork and always daily me and my friend had lunch Twin Towers! A family emergency came here,Mich. the rest history. God always good to me,no complaints.Love of Jesus!
---ELENA on 4/27/12


I pray against the spirit of discouragement. In the name of Jesus ask You God to fill them with Your Love & perfect knowledge of Your Will & what You require. Fill them with perfect peace, their desires being met according to Ps. 37:4. Place a hedge of protection around each home, body, mind & spirit. Put them in perfect place to hear You and be led by Your Spirit into Your perfect Healing Presence. That they know You in All Your Greatness & Your Will that every one be healed, mind, body & soul. We thank You Jesus as we act in faith & see You follow through as You have promised Your Word will not return void but will accomplish what it says. You are a God of mercy & compassion & Grace. Amen!
---fay on 5/21/10


I pray against the spirit of discouragement. In the name of Jesus ask You God to fill them with Your Love & perfect knowledge of Your Will & what You require. Fill them with perfect peace, their desires being met according to Ps. 37:4. Place a hedge of protection around each home, body, mind & spirit. Put them in perfect place to hear You and be led by Your Spirit into Your perfect Healing Presence. That they know You in All Your Greatness & Your Will that every one be healed, mind, body & soul. We thank You Jesus as we act in faith & see You follow through as You have promised Your Word will not return void but will accomplish what it says. You are a God of mercy & compassion & Grace. Amen!
---fay on 5/21/10


When I was a little boy I prayed for a brother or sister because I was the only child. When I was 15 I prayed that the first female I fell for would be my everlasting because I did'nt want to endup whoring and chasing strange women. These prayers were never answered, instead I recieved the opposite. From pressure of my youth I gave in at the age of 21 and ended up whoring till 32. Since then I have never been with anyone and have prayed endlessly for a wife. During this time I have been constantly laught at and humiliated being the butt of jokes, I'm 54 endlessly frustrated and have lost hope.
---tony on 5/21/10


The only prayers that we can be certain of being answered are the ones that conform to or follow the will of God. John 5:14-15,

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

15-And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."

If you recognize the above as truth, perhaps you'd want to consider changing the way you pray. As an example you could pray for God's will to be done rather than you directing God,s will.
---mima on 12/14/09




I can't tell you why God doesn't answer your prayers but I also won't tell you to give up. Everthing is done on God's timming, unless we as humans do something to interfere with it, as sometimes we do. Just don't ever give up on God. Stay prayerful, strong and keep the faith.
---Mrs_Michael-Sharon on 11/30/09


Who can understand God? I am giving up in trying to understand God. Our finite minds just can not fully understand God. Don't give up, keep praying. "MAY GOD'S WILL BE DONE".
---catherine on 11/13/09


YES, God definitely answers prayers. God have answered many of my prayers and also some which He didn't, but that doesn't mean that He doesn't love us. He loves us so much that is why He takes time to listen to us. Sometimes God's answers might be Yes,No or Wait. Yes, because He loves you and wants you to be happy. No, because He still loves you and wants you to get more than you are praying for. And Wait, because he wants to give you whatever you want when the time is right so that you can always be blessed. Make sure that you count His blessings since you first came into this world. He has been answering your prayers all the time and you didn't even know it. Be patient and keep praying coz He is still listening. God Bless you.
---dalyne on 11/12/09


Ray, Have you ever tried praying, "Thy will be done?" If you would surrender your desires to God's will, you will find Him faithful to be everything you need. Your wife's health and your dreams should be devoted to God's glory, not to you getting your way. When we realize that the one we call Lord is the Sovereign Master of everything, then we will more fully understand His awesomeness. Until then we are wasting our breath, because God wants us to find fulfillment in Him alone.
---tommy3007 on 11/7/09


When I'm on these blogs and see a post that needs answering, I sit back in my chair for a few minutes and pray for wisdom, asking God for an answer to post a reply. He gives wisdom to men liberally.

James 1:5
Matthew 25:21
Galatians 5:22
Philippians 1:4
Ephesians 3:20

It seems that many of you read a post and quickly reply according to your worldly knowledge and without meditating on it. I pray that all of you do the same instead of answering posts without seeking wisdom from God.
---Steveng on 11/6/09




Prayer is not for god to answer our wish list, instead it is to conform us to his will. Read (Luke 22:41-42) "And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done".If God does not give you what you want, that doesn't mean he hasn't answered you, it's probably not the answer you would want but do what jesus did and accept the will of God. (Isa55:8)"For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD". If the cup did pass from jesus, if he never died for us then where would we be, I'll tell you, we would still be a slave to our sins.
---metuschelah on 11/6/09


God answers all prayers...

...no ands, ifs, or buts or the excuse that He answers in His time. Prayer is simply communicating with God like you would write in your personal journal or confide in a very close friend. Jesus said to ask for anything...

Luke 11:9
John 16:23-26
James 1:5-6
James 4:3
1 John 3:22
1 John 5:14-15

If you have the smallest of doubt, your prayers will not be answered. If you ask amiss or the prayer is not specific, your prayer will not be answered. If your prayers are of a selfish request, your prayer will not be answered.
---Steveng on 11/5/09


God does answer prayers in his own time. I recently have been blessed by an answer to a prayer I have had for over 20 years, my brother quit drinking alcohol. God desires for all of us to be healthy but we must examine ourselves to make sure we are living a healthy life style. And for your dreams to come true they must be in alignment with God's word. Sometimes God's plans are different than our own and we must listen for his voice to guide us. It is his will not ours that we must follow. My own life is not what I planned or initially wanted in my youth. IT IS BETTER because I surrendered myself to the Lord and when you let him take control it can only get better, better than you ever imagined. God Bless You My Friend.
---carrie on 11/4/09


Yes, I really believe that God does answer prayers. I always thought I shouldn't ask God for something for myself. I would pray for someone else. But one day I did and he answered me and I thanked him for it.
---Sissy3396 on 11/4/09


there are reasons why prayers are not answered is bec. there are ignorant christians who instead of becoming a stepping stone, they are a stumbling block
a blind man cried out to christ for healing but the people around him said 'shut up'. christ said that you faith has healed you.

another is when a believer ask for a fish they are given a snake.
christ saw a crippled woman & he healed her but it was on a sabbath. a synagogue leader said that 'it is unlawful to heal on a sabbath.' when believers ask for something, other who are self righteous believers would say 'that is not biblical' or points to sin.
---mike on 11/2/09


And now, Ray, you have us praying along with you . . . for God to do what He really pleases . . . better than we can hope > why limit ourselves to what we can want (o: God bless you. You have what you do have. And why is she unhealthy? I don't know you, of course, but I do know people who have abused themselves. One thing I think of is how God wants us to give
*ourselves* to Him, not just try to use Him, every now and then for certain things, while treating Him like He's out there somewhere in the distance > first to get close to Him and obey Him in His perfect peace ruling us in our hearts (Colossians 3:15, John 14:27) > have we received all He wants for us, of *His* dreams for us (o: I hope you share here, more, about yourself, Ray.
---Bill_bila5659 on 11/2/09


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God always answers prayers.

Sometimes, He says, "Yes." Somtimes, He says, "No."

And sometimes, He says, "Wait."
---Cluny on 11/2/09


GOD answers Prayers, the way, HE wants them answered. And, in HIS time, not ours!!
That in no way, means that, HE doesn't still love us!
---Ruby7969 on 11/2/09


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