Unanswered Prayers: 20 Reasons Your Prayers Not Answered!

Unanswered prayers are the ‘essential requests’ you asked but the LORD ‘did not’ approve – it is disheartened! Unfortunately, many people choose to become atheists because they don’t get their desires from the LORD. Some in the church went to the dark powers because of unanswered prayers. Can these steps be the safest option? No!

Today’s message will inform you the causes of unanswered prayers by the LORD and steps to take for your prayers to be answered.

20 Causes Your Unanswered Prayers were Rejected by GOD

1. When you have grudges with anyone without readiness to solve the matter.

2. If you pray with ‘divided’ faith using idolatry materials such as; candles, perfumes, handkerchief, etc. as medium, you will suffer unanswered prayers by the LORD. ‘Idolatry miracles’ are not permanent.

3. Enjoyment of sinful lifestyle calling it grace dispensation grieves GOD so much that it will hinder GOD’s attention to your plea.

4. Failure to forgive those that sin against you is a terrible hinderance.

5. Prayers with stuffs of selfish desires go unanswered, so scrutinize your request properly.

6. Your unanswered prayers may be as a result of contradictions with God’s Will for you.

7. Prayer session without Holy Spirit communicating to your heart is a waste of time and energy.

8. Refusal to bless the needy when the LORD expects you to do so may hinder your prayers.

9. Prayers filled with pride telling GOD how much you donated to the church, evangelism or to the poor can lead to your unanswered supplications.

10. Speaking in tongues is a spiritual gift but if you pray in tongues without the Holy Spirit such prayer may turn into curse. Many Christians are entrapped in false teaching about praying in tongues.

11. If you go through distractions during your supplications then your heart easily disconnects from linking to God’s presence.

12. Anxiety is toxic and if not kept under check it can make you say some silly things to the LORD which can lead to unanswered prayers.

13. Spiritual deafness is also a strong cause of fruitless petitions.

14. My decades of personal relationship with the LORD reveals that GOD’s timing is different from mine and it is easy for me to rush and conclude that my prayer is not answered at that moment. Impatience!

15. Another serious source of unanswered petitions is praying without the word of GOD.

16. Praying amiss! Defective prayers like asking GOD to kill someone.

17. Family conflict is a big factor that affects prayers.

18. A request you tagged as unanswered could be GOD saying a contrary response you don’t believe could come from the LORD.

19. Spiritual struggles in the spiritual realms like the case of Daniel could be a cause of delay.

20. Some prayer requests require your first step of faithful action so don’t always fold your arms and expect a magic from the LORD.

10 Biblical Reasons for Unanswered Prayers

1. “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”

“But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25-26)

2. “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.” (Matthew 6:5)

3. “…Have faith in God…whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” (Mark 11:22-23)

4. “And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore, do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” (Matthew 6:7-8)

5. “A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.” (Proverbs 29:23)

6. “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.” (1Peter 3:7)

7. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8)

8. “Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be heard.” (Proverbs 21:13)

9. “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7)

10. “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not!… (Romans 6:1-2)

10 Things to Do When Your Prayers Not Answered

1. Forgive yourself and anyone who sinned against you.

2. Put your trust in GOD only and not in anyone or materialism.

3. Unanswered prayers will be gone if you stop this deliberate sinful lifestyle!

4. Present prayer requests that will benefit you and everyone around you.

5. Be genuinely born-again so that the Spirit of GOD can communicate easily to you during your prayers.

6. Always bless the poor. I cannot quantify the blessings I received from the LORD doing this wonderful act.

7. Save yourself from curses by praying in tongues you understand. If necessary, the LORD knows when to take control of your tongues for other languages.

8. Be patient when you experience unanswered prayers because it means GOD’s timing is not the same as yours for such requests.

9. Resolve any form of family conflict in your home and you will be surprised with the numerous unanswered petitions turning into testimonies.

10. Be anxious about nothing and stop comparing your life situation with other people around you!

Unanswered prayers do not mean you are no longer a child of GOD and it does not change the fact that the powerful LORD can hear. So, I advise you to take it easy and be calm. Stay faithful to the LORD by obeying His rules given to us through Jesus Christ.

I pray the Almighty LORD will have mercy upon you and all the critical requests you seek GOD’s help for will be granted upon you in Jesus’ name.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

2 comments on “Unanswered Prayers: 20 Reasons Your Prayers Not Answered!

  1. You are right Johan, the LORD is Great. Trust me you will see Him and enjoy His wonders when you discipline yourself according to His instructions, live a holy life that pleases the LORD then He will surely visit you…I am a living witness.

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