9-Reasons Why Prayers Seem Ignored

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Why God does not seem to hear our prayers and answer the way we want it

A lot of people gave up praying because God doesn’t answer the way we want. Many times we put God in a box and tell Him to do by what we want to happen. However, God only answers, according to His will and purpose.

1 John 5:14
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”

Prophet Daniel and Michael the Archangel

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In the book of Daniel 10:12, the prophet Daniel became anxious because his prayer seemed unheard. An angel appeared and said,

Do not be afraid, the first day you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard.”

The angel was on his way to help Daniel but got caught in a battle (against demonic forces). Michael, a chief prince, and a mighty angel came to help him. From the first day, God answered his prayers. (Read full commentary)

your words were heard

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Nine important reasons you have to ask why God does not answer your prayers

The “Daniel” story may not apply to everyone, but surely, God hears our prayers. We must always examine our motives, and what God is teaching us when He seems quiet.

  • You have unconfessed sin. (Isaiah 59:2)
  • You have the wrong motives. (James 4:3)
  • God is teaching patience. (Romans 8:25)
  • God’s teaching endurance and obedience. (Hebrews 10:36)
  • Selfish reasons and ambition. (Philippians 2:3)
  • Prayers that’s inconsistent with His will. (James 4:3)
  • You are praying to a “different Jesus.” (2 Corinthians 11:4)
  • You’ve missed His answer by not reading scriptures. (Joshua 1:8)
  • He is testing your faith. (James 1:3-4)

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Do not lose hope – If you are praying for something that seems to be taking too long for God to answer, ask Jesus for the “faith to trust and hope.” Remember the good things God has done in the past in your life. Delight in God’s commands and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)

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