Why God Won’t Answer Your Prayer

by Mark T. Hancock · 0 comments

I believe that there are primarily two types of prayer that we can be sure God won’t answer:

1)  Prayer asking God to do what he has already done, and

2)  Prayer asking God to do what He has already told us to do.

In a public setting, it seems like we spend about 90% of our time asking for these things.

In the first case, we lack faith or patience.  I liken this to my kids asking me over and over if we are going to do such-and-such, when I have already answered “yes”.  A lot of prayers for healing and provision fit here.  If you have agreed with His promises to heal or provide, your petitions should turn to thanksgiving while you wait for the manifestation.

In the second case, we lack the energy, faith, or understanding of who we are and fail to launch out to what He has called us to. We would prefer to pray rather than act, when both are necessary.

We like to ask God to send angels or the Holy Spirit to help somebody.

Wouldn’t that be nice?  Then we could just sit on the sofa eating bon-bons and watching TV while they did our work.

Paul tells us, “For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.” (1 Corinthians 3:9)

His life, His Spirit, His Virtue, His Goodness, His Power, His Connection with God – it’s in us now!

HE SAT DOWN! We act.  Maybe WE are the answer to someone’s prayer.

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