PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL
There are times when men pray and their prayers are not granted; why not? Because prayer is conditional.
1 John 5:14 This is confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
Our petitions to God must be according to His will. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.
John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My word abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Jesus said staying faithful to Him is a factor in having prayers granted. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.
Mark 11:25-26 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. 26 [But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."]
Failing to forgive others can be an impediment to having your prayer requests granted. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.
Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayers of the righteous.
Clothing yourself with the righteousness of Jesus and living a Christians lifestyle is necessary for God to acknowledge your prayers. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.
James 4:3 You ask and do not receive , because you ask with the wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
God did not promise Christians that they would have unlimited wealth to spend on their pleasures. Praying for wealth, having the wrong motives, might be why your prayers are not answered. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.
1 Peter 3:7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
Men's prayers being answered are contingent upon the attitude and treatment of their wives. PRAYER IS CONDITIONAL.
James 1:5-7 But if any man lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
Answered prayers are contingent on our faith. PRAYERS ARE CONDITIONAL.
When we repeat Scripture we are doing something pleasing to God. Thank you, that was very valid Scripture and well done to stay on topic. The Word of God IS Jesus Christ the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
I'm currently taking a video class on the Power of God's Healing by Rev Francis MacNutt and his wife Judith at my Church HopePointe Anglican. https://www.facebook.com/ChristianHealingMin. This married couple, the MacNutts, have had God's Amazing Successes with Prayer for Fifty Years. Successes like the The Book of Acts - like this -
In order that in the coming ages, He might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
My mother's dear friend Patricia, a doctor, was healed from failing blood vessels in her eye and cataracts from following Judith and Francis' MacNutts Prayer and Healing Services Honoring Jesus Christ.
This has been profoundly wonderful in Jesus. Our class at HopePointe Anglican prayed for a man who was from Arizona and headed with reoccurring mouth cancer to M.D. Anderson for a physician's referral for mouth cancer surgery. He decided, being Agnostic, to reply quite kindly by email to our class's offer for a healing prayer visit that he'd appreciate the prayers but not a visit. When he arrived at M.D. Anderson, the Lord had healed his mouth cancer. My husband has been ill and has responded with healing for the last 8 weeks. A lady in our class has had her several year cancer scan report zero cancer found for the first time, recently.
The mystery of faith is amazing; Reverend Francis MacNutt points out - God heals willingly. The sins we have were taken on by Jesus on the Cross. We are not God and His will and His ways awe and inspire us about the Great Love God has. Francis goes on to saying God heals with vast, pervasive empathy pervasive. He is forgiving and gentle.
Jesus was asked by two disciples about power in Prayer. God answers us lovingly - when we pray His Will Be Done.
Jesus tells us in Romans 9:15
For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."
The mystery of God alone knowing our hearts. His ways, His Plan. Jesus tells us this:
And yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 "And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian."
9 Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is good will. 10 The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
Prayer is conditional and depends upon God's Loving Will!
Like the Garth Brook's song "Thank God for Unanswered Prayers" - God is Greater than our wisdom. We thank God for His Will and Plan! God is our Hope and Future!
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart."
Jesus our Lord equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank YOU, Father God, You hear all prayer when we call upon Jesus. Your ways are not our ways, but Your wisdom, goodness and Love exceed beyond our imaginings. Bless You for Your Plan. Your robe would not fit in the Temple, but Your Word fills the very Universe.
We love because Your Great Love is a spark that Lights all of mankind. Father God, Your Word is eternal, help us each day to have words and actions that cause You joy.
Forgive us when we do not cause You Joy, please. Be our Loving Shepherd and help us to be willingly centered upon You in Jesus. Amen.
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