A Key Factor for Answer to Prayer

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Prayer is not just talking to God for formality. It’s talking to him with a desire to get his response. No one is happy when he calls on someone only to be ignored by him. 

Our prayer can be ignored by God unless we put 1 John 3:21-22 into consideration. It says, “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. [22] And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

A key factor to get our prayers answered is having a clear conscience void of condemnation.

A condemned heart cannot talk to God with confidence. Never can a child caught by the father stealing from his pocket have the confidence to request again from the father.

In a similar way we rob God with our sins. We rob him of our bodies. The Bible says we are not our own and so we should present our bodies as a living sacrifice unto God (1 Corinthians 6:19; Romans 12:1).

Jesus says the pure in heart will see God (Matthew 5:8). The pure in heart also will always feel his presence, even in prayer.

Many find prayer boring because of the lack of God's presence. When we actively live in sin, God cannot be present in our lives. His absence will hinder prayer because it’s his Spirit that dwell in us that help us pray (Romans 8:26).

The Spirit of God that dwells in us helps us to pray in the name of Jesus. Jesus present before the throne of God takes it up and intercede it on our behalf to the Father (Romans 8:34). This is same God operating in three persons just as a man has the spirit, soul and body.

The Spirit of God is grieved when we sin, and this depreciate the confidence a believer has before God. However, he can repent and restore a relationship with Him.

Jesus in Matthew 21:21-22 told his disciples that what ever they ask and they believe they shall have. This was on the condition of having a strong faith. Faith gives the boldness to ask anything from God. Sin dampens faith and brings condemnation and should be avoided.

Satan and his cohorts always strive to bring condemnation to the heart of people. This they do because they know the people cannot stand before God in prayer with confidence when they are condemned.

The children of God are to be careful and prayerful not to fall into temptation (Mark 14:38). If fallen, make amends through restitution.

However, the condemned heart can also get his prayer answered. This happens when he prays the prayer of mercy and forgiveness. This is seen with the Pharisee and Publican. The sorrowful publican prayed for God’s mercy and Christ says he went home justified (Luke 18:10-14). The prayer and sacrifice of a sinner is an abomination to God, but his prayer of repentance isn’t. 

No matter how condemned we are towards God, we should be sorrowful of our sinful state. Godly sorrow, the scripture says, works repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10). God wants sinners broken but not destroyed. A broken and a contrite heart he says he will not despise or reject (Psalm 51:17).

When we become broken and repent of our sins, God gives us true repentance as a gift through his son Jesus (Ephesians 2:8). However Satan will still strive in bringing condemnation of the past iniquities you were guity of, but there is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Any man in Christ is a new creature and old things are passed away (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Repentance removes condemnation and gives the boldness to stand with a confidence before God. Repent of your sins today.
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August 29, 2020 at 9:56 PM ×

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