As a Christian, why does not God always answer my prayers?

Perhaps God did answer your prayer, saying, “No”.  There seems to be the assumption that God always answers prayers by giving the person exactly what they asked for. God answers prayers in three ways, just as our human parents do: 1) Yes, you can have what you want and I will be glad to grant […]

October 18th, 2015|Prayer|

How many times a day should we pray?

The Bible mentions no set times to pray or how often.

When our Lord needed to choose his apostles, he prayed all night. (Luke 6:12  “he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” ) So when we have important decisions to make or are troubled, we might desire […]

October 15th, 2015|Prayer|

Is it wrong for me to ask God in every prayer for me to die? I have poor health and am in very bad chronic pain head to toes?

It saddens us to hear of your dire condition, dealing with “chronic pain.” We can only imagine what that must be like and sympathize with how difficult this must be for you.

We do not think it wrong for you to pray to depart this flesh. When Job was suffering, he prayed, “O that thou wouldest […]

July 29th, 2015|Prayer|

What are some verses in the Bible, that can help me to pray in front of others? I find that I am nervous around people.

Prayers are to God, not man. We need to approach Him with a sincere heart putting all distracting thoughts out of our minds. Focus on God, not man. We shouldn’t compare our prayers to others.

Proverbs 29:25  “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”

Psalms 118:6  […]

July 24th, 2015|Prayer|

Is there a Christian pattern for prayer?

Prayer is one of the greatest privileges God has given His children. Prayer gives us communion with our Heavenly Father, through His Son Jesus. It provides us with spiritual strength and wisdom. Prayer is not only a privilege, but essential to our Christian growth. As the Apostle Paul instructs, “pray without ceasing” ( 1 Thessalonians […]

July 10th, 2015|Prayer|

I have been under attack of an enemy for several years. I have prayed and fasted and is like God did not hear me. What should I do?

Are you sure God didn’t hear you?

None of us are worthy of God’s love, not a single one of us, but He gives it to us anyway. In fact, He LOVED us BEFORE we even thought about coming to Him! (1John 4:19) Don’t get so depressed or discouraged that you feel He has given up […]

July 3rd, 2015|Christian Character and Conduct, God, Faith, Prayer|

Will God listen to my prayers because I lost faith for years?

Those that have said these things to you may be quoting John 9:31,“Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.”

Please realize that these are not the words of Jesus but the words of the Pharisees.

Let’s turn to the teachings […]

June 18th, 2015|Prayer, Sin and the Permission of Evil|

Can you explain the meaning of the prayer of the Lord?

This beautiful, well-known prayer gives words to the sentiments of our hearts. Just before the prayer, in Matthew 6:7, 8 (NASB), Jesus says, "And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words." Thus we know that Jesus did […]

May 12th, 2015|Prayer|

When I die it has been said that someone can pray me into heaven. Is that true?

First, let's consider the options the Bible offers in regard to life after death.  (All scriptures quoted are from the King James Version Bible.)

If Adam had not sinned, he and his descendants could have lived for ever on a perfect earth.  After Adam received the sentence for disobeying God, "…for dust thou art, and unto […]

April 14th, 2015|Heaven and Earth, Hell, Death, Grave, Prayer|

Lately I have felt disconnected from God, and I am wondering if there is something I have done. It seems He does not talk to me anymore, and it worries me.

God’s main way of “talking” to us is through His word. Many have claimed to literally hear God speaking to them but at times it can be contradictory to what His revealed word says. The Apostles and others who wrote the New Testament encouraged us to study His word. We are not to expect to […]