Fifteen reasons for unanswered prayer

JP: Good article from Pulpit Magazine. Notes: I extracted and listed 15 reasons God will not answer prayer. I encourage readers to view the entire article for explanation and support.

Does God answer the prayers of unbelievers?

So, does God answer the prayers of unbelievers? A strict yes or no answer is difficult without qualifying the answer in various ways. However, it is noteworthy that the [below] mentioned principles represent some of the key characteristics of an unbeliever. Thus we can safely say that, in general, God does not answer the prayers of an unbeliever.

God does not answer the prayer of those:

  1. Who have personal and selfish motives.
  2. Who regard iniquity in their hearts.
  3. Who remain in sin.
  4. Who offer unworthy service to God.
  5. Who forsake God.
  6. Who reject God’s call.
  7. Who will not heed God’s law.
  8. Who turn a deaf ear to the cry of the poor.
  9. Who are violent.
  10. Who worship idols.
  11. Who have no faith.
  12. Who are living in hypocrisy.
  13. Who are proud of heart.
  14. Who are self-righteous.
  15. Who mistreat God’s people.

JP: I’m one who needs God’s grace and God’s help! I’m sure you are too! James 5:16, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”.

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