Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Faith does not believe that one day He will answer in the future, but it is believing that God has answered or is answering right now. To learn more about Jesus’ teachings on prayer, read “Do You Pray the Way Jesus Taught?”. He wants us to openly communicate our needs to Him. Ask God in prayer. And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh, that I may make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.” The servant said to him, “Perhaps the woman may not be willing to follow me to this land. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”. Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. ‣ But not “seeing” Him, not being able to walk right up to Him and say, “Will you please do such and such for me (or for someone else),” can raise issues of faith and trust that He will, indeed, answer our prayers. Seek God’s will. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. When God says something, it does not return to him void. ‣ To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. Appreciate all your current blessings, and also be grateful for the blessings and miracles that are about to come from your prayer. Sometimes days, weeks, or even years will go by at a time and we still find ourselves wondering, when is God going to answer this prayer? Jesus wants us to come before the Father in His name. We know from Scripture and Church teaching that God watches over us and takes care of our every need. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Who Doesn’t Need That? Someone exclaimed to me once, “Oh, if we only knew God’s will!”. And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”, Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.”. Ankle Deep, Knee Deep, Waist Deep, Waters to Swim in, Creating an Atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to Manifest. Christians under the New Covenant approach the Father through Jesus Christ, who is “the Mediator of the new covenant” (Hebrews 9:15; see also Hebrews 8:6; 12:24). T God has also promised to answer every prayer according to His marvelous grace, His infinite powerful, and in keeping with His infinite love and faithfulness. That’s God’s method of giving us what we need. God says your life is a sweet smelling fragrance of Christ to him. The bible says that the expectation of the righteous shall not be caught off. Give us this day our daily bread (provide our needs). And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15). My husband of 40 years moved me to Florida three years ago. God does promise to answer our prayers—but “according to His will.”. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. It is God’s will for us to claim these. When God has given a promise, we can rely on the fact that God will always do what He has promised. Hosts Jerry Usher and Debbie Georgianni create a welcoming on-air environment so that their listeners feel comfortable sharing with one another their take on the most important issues of daily life. Proverbs 27, Daily Bible Declarations By Ayoola Bandele. It’s important to understand that God doesn’t promise to answer every prayer in exactly the way we ask Him to. ... Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. … Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? It is God’s will for us to live as He designed life to be lived to produce happiness. In that day you will ask nothing of me. God wants us to have a relationship with Him, and a relationship is built through communication. Likewise,  when I’m standing in faith, I’m expecting the manifestation of the answer at any time. Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear. Beliefnet is a lifestyle website providing feature editorial content around the topics of inspiration, spirituality, health, wellness, love and family, news and entertainment. First key to answered prayer: Ask God in prayer I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. [20] For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Faith works! Strive to obey God. However, this is not to say that He immediately answers yes to everything that is His will. And now why do you wait? As a peer-to-peer ministry, it’s social media for the ears! Say it out loud and believe it – ” I believe my #prayers shall be answered. - All things. Pray in Jesus’ name. … For everyone who asks receives. Geocoding It is a great phrase to remember when it comes to any circumstance you’re facing. Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for. We aren’t aware of God’s will. The sample prayer―often called the Lord’s prayer―gives a number of examples (Matthew 6:9-13): There are many more promises in the Bible. Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. It is God’s will for us to understand the truths of the purpose of life and what He is doing when He gives us access to that knowledge. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. God also wants us to take other needs and desires to Him in prayer. The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. Does the Bible reveal keys to praying so God will hear and answer us? So if we come to Him asking anything that is according to His will, He hears us. ( Log Out /  All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. ‣ It was used to express that something was being done by the authority of God. ‣ Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. Well, not exactly. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. Never miss a post! Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 3. Without even thinking, we’ll equate these happy moments or personal successes to God showering blessings on us. I am expecting a miracle for you and I believe that your expectations will not be caught off. Asking in faith is an essential key to answered prayers. He met his lovely wife and lifelong companion, Vivian, while in college. The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent's food. I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Acts 1:14; Romans 12:12; 1 Corinthians 7:5; Colossians 4:2). How good are you at trusting – believing – that God hears and will answer your prayers. F Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. ... Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”. Jesus said several times that we should make our requests―ask―in His name (John 14:13-14; 15:16). Sometimes we forget this when we get so caught up in the pain we’re experiencing, the people we’ve lost and the things we don’t have. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. But there’s still much more to learn about prayer. Proverbs 22, Daily Bible Declarations By Ayoola Bandele. ‣ That’s just one thing we should ask God for. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 02/06/2017 by debbiegeorgianni Leave a comment. This adds action to my faith! Proverbs 15:29: “The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.”, Proverbs 28:9: “One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.”, Isaiah 59:2: “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”, John 9:31: “Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.”, 1 Peter 3:12: “For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.”. When our thoughts turn to worry, fear, discouragement and anger, we are to consciously and quickly turn every thought to prayer and every prayer to thanksgiving. ‣ And hope is just not strong enough to receive from the Lord! U Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Jesus says ask and you shall receive. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. One of the most important questions we face in prayer is whether our petition is for our own selfish interest, pride or attainment, or whether it is really to the glory of God? “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. When I believe that I receive an answer to prayer, I usually spend a lot of time praising and thanking the Father for meeting the need. God hasn't forgotten or abandoned you. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.