7 Ways How to Receive Answers to your Prayers
Receiving answers to prayers is something very challenging to some people. Some people don’t know how they received answers to their prayers, and others, when they see no results, they insult God. The truth is that God always answers prayers. The response from God will not always be yes, at times God will say no for a reason. God knows the past, present, and future. Whatever response you get from God is always the best because He is God Almighty and our creator. Most of the times, when we don’t receive answers to our prayers or don’t see any results, the problem is coming from us and not from God. God is love, Kind, merciful, forgiving, and forever faithful. God is not a wicked God; the problem has always been a man not understanding God. If you understand God, you will learn to look at Him differently. Learning about the nature of God will enable you to see God at the brighter side, and not at the darker sider as some do. When some people don’t receive answers to their prayers, they get on the offensive with God and they tend to submit to the devil and curse God, not knowing that the response of the devil always comes with a price. God is not always in a haste, He takes His time and makes everything beautiful at its own time for those who are patient. Below, I am going to share with five keys on how to receive answers to your prayers.
Believe that God Answers Prayers
The first thing you should have in mind to receive answers to your prayers is that you need to know and believe with certainty that God always, and it is in the nature of God to always answer prayers.
1 Peter 3:12“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”
Jeremiah 29:12-13 “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
The two scriptures above make us understand that God always answers prayers. When we pray, He hears us, His ears are always open to hearing what we have to say in prayers. In the book of Jeremiah says God will hearken unto you when you pray, which mean God will listen to your prayers. A man without Jesus is not righteous because we have the righteousness of God when we accept Jesus in our lives. Jesus Christ said we should ask (pray) directly to the father in His name because He (God) loves us as He loves Him (Jesus). John 16:24 says, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” When you approached God knowing that He always answers prayers, He loves you, and that you have the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ, then answers to your prayers are certain. But know that, if you are wicked, answers to your prayers might not be answered if it has nothing to do with repentance.
Pray according to the will of God which is the word of God
1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
Another step to receiving answers to your prayers is to pray according to the will of God. Praying according to the will of God is to pray according to the word of God. What does the word of God say about the thing which you are requesting from God? You need to bring back to God what His word says about that your situation. Bring it into remembrance unto God His word, remind God of His promises (Promises of protection, deliverance, supplying of our needs, healing, Good health and more). Pray the word of God and be in agreement with the word of God. Don’t take sides against the word of God. Praying the word of God also helps to build your own faith in receiving answers to your prayers. Your prayers cannot be effective if you don’t pray according to the will of God. If you don’t pray this way, you will find yourself praying wrongly and might not receive answers to your prayer.
Be specific in your prayers on what you want
The further step to receive answers to your prayers is by being specific on your prayers request. To be specific means going straight to the point on what you want. For example, if you need a car from God, tell God that you need a car, or if you need money for something be specific on the amount which you need, and the purpose for it. Furthermore, if it is a situation in your life which you need to change, specify it. The book of Mark 11: 23, Jesus told us to be specific when making our request in prayer. when He said whosoever shall say to “this mountain”. Jesus associated answers to prayers to being specific. If you are not specific in your prayers, it would be like praying vague and not knowing what you really want, and this demonstrates lack of focus and acts as an obstacle for your faith to work.
Mark 11 :23 “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saithʺ.
Believe that your prayers have been Answered
After you have made your prayers believe that your prayers have been answered. Remember that we pray to the father in the name of Jesus Christ (John 14: 13, John 16:23). God sees you righteous because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross. Jesus Christ was raised for our justification, which makes us qualified to stand before God and make a prayer request and receive answers in faith. Because of this, you need to believe that your prayers have been answered. The book of James 4: 3 (You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.), we don’t receive answers to our prayers because we ask amiss (Amiss means Away from the correct or expected course),
Thank God for Prayers Answered
Thanking God for prayers answered is an act of faith. This shows that you believe that your prayers have been answered. Thanking God is not only an act of faith but also an act of love. It consists of trusting and loving God and knowing that God is able and willing to do what He has promised which is to answer our prayers.
Stay Positive in your mind and Confessions
Don’t talk or have doubts. Let the words which come out of your mouth be positive, in accordance with the word of God. Let your mind be a focus on scriptures which talk about answered prayers.
- Thanking God for prayers answered is an act of faith. This shows that you believe that your prayers have been answered. Thanking God is not only an act of faith but also an act of love. It consists of trusting and loving God and knowing that God is able and willing to do what He has promised which is to answer our prayers.
Scriptures showing God Answers Prayers
- John 9:31 – “We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.”
- 1 Peter 3:12 – “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
- 1 John 5:15 – “And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
- Jeremiah 29:12-13; “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
- Psalm 66:17-20 – “I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!”
- John 16:24 says, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
- John 16:24 says, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” Please Share your experience on the comment section below, your testimonies , on how God answered your prayers. Help build the faith of others who are discouraged and depressed, and who think God does not always answer prayers.