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1 How God Answers Prayer

2 God’s Spokesmen Believed God Hears and Answers
Some apparently do not believe their prayers have anything to do with what happens on earth. God’s spokesmen believe he hears and answers 1 Samuel 12:23 Luke 18:1 Psalm 103:1-2

3 He Hears Our Prayers Matthew 6:6 Jesus promised God hears
Acts 10:4 God heard Cornelius So, like Paul Philemon 4 We should pray Philemon 15 We may wonder if we understand how God answers

4 He Sometimes Says No Deuteronomy 3:26 Moses was not allowed to enter Canaan Matthew 26:39 Jesus had to drink of the cup of suffering – Hebrews 5:7-9 1 Samuel 12: David’s child by Bathsheba died 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Paul’s thorn in the flesh was not removed Romans 8:28 All should know God is working toward our ultimate good

5 He Sometimes Says Yes 1 John 5:14 If we pray according to his will he will answer as we need King Hezekiah 2 Kings 20:1-11 He was given 15 more years Jonah 1:1-2:10 God did not hear the rebellious God did hear him from the belly of the great fish and caused him to be vomited out

6 He Sometimes Adds Blessings
1 Kings 3:1-13 Solomon asked for an understanding heart and was given riches & honor Acts 12:1-17 Apparently got more than they asked since they doubted Rhoda’s report Ephesians 3:20-21 Exceedingly—abundantly—above All that we ask or think

7 He Sometimes Makes Substitutions
Deuteronomy 3:23-29 Asked to enter promised land From Mt. Pisgah he was able to see all the land John 11:1-44 Wanted Jesus to come heal Lazarus Received him raised from the dead

8 He Sometimes Says Wait Jeremiah 42:1-7 Job 30:20
The remnant of God’s people asked for directions They had to wait 10 days Job 30:20 Job did not receive an immediate answer when he cried out Job 42:12 Blessed more than when troubles began Luke 18:7 God will one day avenge his elect

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