Have you ever been frustrated because your prayers seem to go unanswered? Do you find yourself asking God, “Doesn’t Your Word say, ‘You will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you’?” (John 15:7 NKJV). Before you begin wondering if God is not listening, think about what the first part of that verse says, “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you. . . .” (John 15:7).
To abide in Christ means you are living in continual fellowship with God. In time, you become so in tune with God and His Word, you begin to know what He wants. That is when you will really begin seeing answered prayer.
To help you abide in Christ and have a time of intimate prayer, here are four relevant reminders on answered prayer.
- Answered prayer begins with seeking God’s will on earth—not your will in heaven (see Matthew 6:33).
- Before God answers your prayers, you first need to confess your sins to God (see Psalm 66:18).
- Answered prayers are prayers that include praise (see Luke 11:2).
- God answers prayers that are based upon His promises (see Exodus 32:14).
Apply these biblical principles to your daily prayer life and witness mighty and powerful things result from your prayers.
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” Jeremiah 33:3