There is a popular belief among believers and non believers that God takes time to answer prayers. Pastors preach about it when they trying to convince Christians about long suffering or patience that the bible emphasizes so much on.
If you are part of those people who believe that, I want to tell you that you are mistaken and misinformed. God does answer prayers and He does it at the right time. If immediately is the right time God will answer your prayer right immediately without delays or anything of that sort. God does not get overwhelmed by the prayers of the believers.
Many of our prayers remain unanswered or delayed because we want God to work on our terms and we disregard his terms. He has always been clear about how we should approach him and have requests. Here are a few more tips on how to get your prayers answered as soon as possible.
Seek first his Kingdom
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Bible is clear for a the desires of our hearts to be granted we got to seek God first and his righteousness. We have to try and be holy as He is holy, repent, turn from our evil ways then our prayers will be answered.
People tend to look for what God can do and not God himself. Seek him first, abide in him, live by his commandments and see your prayers being answered.
2 Chronicles 2:14 If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
In the two verses we find secrets to having a prayer answered. These are: Humble yourself, Seek His face, Turn from wicked ways and pray.
God needs you to approach His throne with Humbleness. You can be educated and prominent but God needs you to be humble. Turn away from all the bad things you have been doing, seek his face and pray then the Lord God will heal your land, answer your prayer and indeed lift you up. In all these God assures us that He will answer as soon as we pray.
So the theory that God’s answers are delayed is a misplaced concept. God promises to answer our prayers timeously. As a matter of fact He guarantees us that He hears our prayers and his hand is not shortened to assist us but our sins are a blocking wall.
Isaiah 59:1-2 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
God will always hear and answer the prayers of the righteous or those who seek His face always. With all the above scriptures we can conclude that God answers prayers and if yours are not amswered tou should probably self introspect and try to find out what exactly it is that you are not doing correctly.
1Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
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