Ever wonder why your prayers to not seem to be answered? I have. I believe in the Word and all God Promises. There are many Scriptures that tell us that if we pray, "asking for in prayer: believe (trust and confident) that it is granted to you, and you will get it." Mark 11 v 24--so, we should be expecting better results when we pray. Check these other Promises out also.
In Matthew 7 v 7 we have “ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened”. Then in John 14 v 12-14 “in all truth I tell you whoever believes in Me will do what I do and even greater, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in My Name, I will do it!”
Are you reading this, hearing what these Words from Christ are saying? When we pray, we should be able to believe with full confidence and trust, that we will receive what we ask for. So why don’t we always see our prayers being answered like we hope?
“In My Name.” Name in Hebrew, I have been told means “personality.” Jesus was one who was a person of love, mercy, faith and trust, forgiving, accepting, understanding—the whole package of what LOVE is. So, when you pray, check out the attitude in the heart and mind. Line it up with His and make sure that you are holding no grudges against those who you are praying for. (Forgive us, as we forgive--might want to think on that clause in the Lord's prayer.)
The prayer of a righteous man availeth much—when we read John 14, we may want to read all of that chapter, and 15 and 16 as well—for this is the last discourse Jesus had with the apostles and us before he was to be crucified. We need to check where we are in our walk with Him. Are we following the commandments (obeying in love, not out of fear) all God has asked us to do? How righteous is our daily walk?
Look what I found when googling the word righteous.
"But righteous is the one who believes in God, the Last Day, the Angels, the Scripture and the Prophets; who gives his wealth in spite of love for it to kinsfolk, orphans, the poor, the wayfarer, to those who ask and to set slaves free. And (righteous are) those who pray, pay alms, honor their agreements, and are patient in (times of) poverty, ailment and during conflict. Such are the people of truth. And they are the God-Fearing." Guess where that quote came from? The Koran! Maybe we should pray that all who live by the Koran go back and read that part. Wait--maybe we should be sure we are living Words found in the BIBLE!
One final comment on what God speaks about asking---James chapter 4 starting in v 2 and finishing in v 3. “It is because you do not pray that you do not receive; when you do pray and do not receive, it is because you prayed wrongly, wanting to indulge your passions.” In other words, mine, "don’t ask for what you do not need and always think, Thy Will be done: for you really only want what God knows is best for you.” I do hope you take the time to listen to the show, "It's Me-God" where the the subject of praying, is discussed. and learn even more about how to receive what you pray for.
My prayer for you all---may you receive His Wisdom, Understanding, Mercy, Love, Faith and Grace—and may your hearts be open to listen and change what needs to be changed. God bless us all and have Mercy on us—for as you can see the “signs” become more evident every day. We need to know how to pray as Jesus did and do what He did and even greater as NEEDS will become even greater with each passing day.