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Prayer of Understanding

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy status; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law, yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein I do delight. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy ways. Establish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. Turn away my reproach which fear; for thy judgments are good. Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. Psalm 119:33-40

Unanswered Prayer

He that turneth (continually) away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination – Proverbs 28:9; Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and doeth his will, Him he heareth – John 9:31 As Christians it’s our responsibility to pray for those who cannot come into the presence of God in prayer because of their sinful nature. God is a God of love, but it doesn’t stop Him from disciplining those that disobey His Word. According to the Word of God, He does not hear the prayer of those who reject His instructions; that is why we must stand in the gap for them; praying that God will turn their hearts and their minds to Him. God is not only looking at the sinner, but He is also looking at the Christians, who suppose to being praying for those who cannot receive an answered prayer.

Now Faith

Now faith is the substance (realization) of things hoped for, the evidence (conviction) of things not seen – Hebrews 11:1  Faith is something we cannot see, but its something we believe. When we pray we must believe God will hear and answer our prayer.  God’s ear is open to those who is submitted to His Word. He has promised if we abide in Him, and His Word abide in us, we can ask what we will and it will be done to us. So whatever you’re praying for, keeping asking, keeping knocking, keep believing until your prayer has been answered, pray in faith, receive by faith.