Have you ever felt your prayers were missing the ears of God? James 4:3 says, “You ask and do not receive because you ask amiss…”
The Word clearly teaches there is a correct and incorrect way to pray to see results. We must remember to keep our prayers based on God’s Word (Jeremiah 1:12), and not our feelings or selfish motives. We must understand God isn’t moved by desperation, but by faith (Hebrews 11:6); and if we choose to live in unconfessed sin, our prayers will certainly not be answered (Psalm 66:18). But when we cultivate a relationship with Jesus and keep His Word alive in our hearts, anything we request will be granted!
Why? Because His desires become our own! (John 15:7) So the next time you feel your prayers are going nowhere, check to see if you’re praying the way His Word teaches us to pray. Paying attention to its wisdom will cause our prayers to become powerfully effective.