Beloved , if you need an answered prayer, it is a good relationship that you have to have with God.
How is your personal relationship with God?
It is not every prayers that God listens but He rather listens to the prayers of the righteous.
He don’t listens to a church goer neither a sinner but a righteous man.
The only prayer of a sinner that God listens is the prayer of confession.
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
What separate man from God is sin, so when you sin , you break the relationship you have with God and you loose the one on one communication you have with him.
If you do what God hate, He will not open the heaven doors for you, for His words says, He hates sins.
What the Lord hate, He don’t delight in it.
The Lord Hate The Prayers Of The Wicked.
Sometime, people says God hear everyone’s prayer and the answer is no if you have not repented and do wicked things as well.
We have people who shed innocent blood, steal , do mischief and all kinds of sins.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
There are certain things that are abominable unto the Lord and also hate as well.
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
So all those who practice this don’t get answered prayers for they do what God hates.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
There is no way God listens to the prayers of the wicked or sinner who does what God hates.
Beloved , if you want to have an answered prayers, do what the Lord Delights and surely He will delight in your prayers and sacrifices
Do Not Pray As The Hypocrites Do
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Prayer Of Confession And Humbleness
When you surrender unto the Lord and ask for forgiveness of sins, He the Lord will forgive you and wash away your sins.
The Lord loves the sinner who feel remorse for his sins and confesses from all the heart unto the Lord for salvation.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
His purpose is to save the sinner.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Anyone who prays such prayers is humble.
Knowing that only Jesus Christ can save him and forgive him.
Jesus Christ chose)delighted in the prayers of the Publican than that of the Pharisee who boasted.
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Do not see yourself to be okay when you sin and besides count yourself to always better than others.
Humble yourself for the Lord delight in the prayers of the humble.
O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
*Read full quotation* Daniel 9:16- 23
Beloved , if you want to attract God’s attention in your prayers or if you want God to listen to your prayers, beloved, please do what God wills.