I struggle with living in a way that reflects my belief that God hears my prayers. Sometimes I cry out, like David did, and I hear nothing. Is He telling me to wait? Is He telling me no? I hate feeling like this. Am I not in Your will?
Please God, don’t turn away from me. Help me to seek forgiveness for my sins. Show me what may be blocking my prayers. Help me to stop feeling worried and stressed most of the time. Please break my addiction to negativity. Please help me.
1 John 5:14-15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that [a]if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us. 15 And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually [longing to be in His presence].
Jeremiah 29:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)
12 Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you.
“There are parts of our calling, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than through furious, fervent, faith-filled, unceasing prayer.” – Beth Moore
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie ten Boom