Why Aren't My Prayers Answered?

Prayer is a great privilege in a Christian's life. Prayer offered in faith makes the sick person well and sinners forgiven! (James 5:15) Although some people experience the power of prayer in their lives, others complain to God about their unfulfilled prayers. Why does this happen? Here are some great tips about the secrets of answered prayer.

1. Set the Right Priority
Matthew 6:31-33 "Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you"

2. Remain in Jesus and Let His Words Remain in You
John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

<3. Pray with Faith. Do not Doubt
James 1:6-7 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

4. Have the Right Motive
James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

5. Be Persistent
Luke 11:8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence[a] he will rise and give him whatever he needs.

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