The Secret Behind Why God Do Not Answer Some People Prayers
Author Dr. James. A McBean. D.Th., MCC
Copyright © 2009 Library of Congress Washington.D.C.20559
Publisher: Revival Tract Ministries Inc
The purpose of this article: Speaking to men-unborn!
hy is it that God answer some people and refueled to answer some? A group of us young people always meet at our church on a Saturday night and prayed all night long. One man among us was the prayer warrior. He stands before the wall and prayed for two hours none stops. His prayers reach a climax, he made a sound "Bloweeee." You can feel when the "Bloweeee." is going to comes on. He causes me to jump out of my sleep. I had to wonder when is he going to stop saying that? Years later, I saw him in Kingston Jamaica. I asked him how is the faith going! He just hisses his teeth and walk away. All that "Bloweee." did not work out for him. So! Why God do not answer some people?
GOD IS NOT PLEASED WITH SOME PEOPLE.
1 Cor 10:5 (NKJV) But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness
God is not pleased with some people. Some people failed to realize that God is a person and he is watching their actions. God can be displease, just look at the verse below.
Proverbs 24:17-18(KJV) Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
What does it take to dis-pleased God? Just by living above, our means can be displeasing to God. The way we react to other people can be displeasing to the lord. The way we answer our children can be displeasing to God. "You are not going to come out to anything good" I prefer to see your grave."," I will bury you." You are tearing up the child emotional life.
THE SEEKER WERE NOT ASKING
ACCORDING TO GOD? WILL.
James 4:2-3(NKJV)You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. 3You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
1 John 5:14 (KJV)And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
according to his will, he heareth us] This means according to His word (John 15:7;Romans 10:17) God cannot deny His Word or Himself. We should consider the answers as sure as if we already had them (Romans 4:17;Hebrews 11:6; James 1:5-8; Mark 11:22-24).
GOD IS WATCHING YOUR ACTIONS
1 Sam 2:3 (NKJV)"Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the Lord is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.
There was a certain deacon in a certain church. The brethren did not like him, they say he act too holy, and the reason why he is so holy is because he is married. However, if the wife leaves him we will see how holy he really is. They conspired against him and pay the wife fare to go to England. "He must not know about the plan," The wife must not make him know where she is until after she arrives in England.
For three months plus the man been looking for his wife. One Sunday while in church, a letter came to the pastor, address to the believers, telling them that she arrive in England safely, and is now working. That is the first time the deacon is going to know what happen to his wife. The whole church knows because they planned it and no one told him a word. Then they are going to go to God and pray all night long thinking God is going to answer. We failed to understand God's forgiveness.
Matthew 6:7 (KJV)But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
WHEN WE HAVE WICKED WAYS
IN US GOD WILL NOT ANSWER.
2 Chron. 7:14(KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
A pastor's wife asked me to preach at her church to the young people. It so happen that it snowed the Friday night. Therefore, she called me and cancels, and reminded me to turn up the other Friday night. She called me the Thursday night to remind me. I have been seeking the lord all week long for a sermon and get none. One hour before I left to go to the church. I went and prayed again. The Holy Spirit told me the pastor and his wife is not going to make me preach. It is a trap. "They are only calling you to reject you." I went just to see if it was really the Holy Spirit talking to me. And so it was. They already had another man line up to preach. We went to the same Bible school in Jamaica some fifteen years before, and she was carrying a grudge, which I taught we both suppose to grow out of by now. It was still there. The Bible call this kind of behavior "Spiritual wickedness in High place." This is a common practice all over the charismatic churches. That is why they have to pray and scream and rolled on the floor and still went away and say there is not God.
PEOPLE WHO PRAY IN THE BIBLE.
1. Abraham for an heir (40 words; Genesis 15:2-3).Answered because God had promised (Genesis 21:1-8).
2. Abraham for Ishmael to be his heir (7 words; Genesis 17:18).Unanswered because it was not in harmony with God's word and plan.
3. Abraham for Sodom to be spared if 10 persons were righteous (176 words; Genesis 18:23-32). Unanswered because 10 righteous persons weren't found (Genesis 19:24).
4. Eliezer, steward of Abraham, for a bride for Isaac (110 words; Genesis 24:12-14). Answered because it was according to God's word (Genesis 12:1-3,7; Genesis 13:15; Genesis 15:18; Genesis 17:7,19; Genesis 21:12).
5. Jacob for a blessing (Genesis 28:20-22). Answered because of God's plan for him (Genesis 32:1-33:17).
6. Jacob for deliverance from Esau (130 words; Genesis 32:9-12). Answered because of God's word and plan for him (Genesis 25:19-23; Genesis 26:3; Genesis 27:28-29; Genesis 28:3-4,13-15; Genesis 32:9). More on this later.
IF THE WRITTEN WORD HAVE
THE ANSWER GOD WILL NOT RESPOND.
If the written word have a solution to your problem. It does not make sense go to God in prayer for a problem that his word already shows you how to fix.
CALL ON THE LORD OUT OF A PURE IMPURE-HEART.
2 Tim 2:22 (NKJV) Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart
If you and I are not calling upon God out of a pure heart, God is not going to answer our prayers. We Christians only look upon illicit sex as sin. Sabbath keepers only look upon not coming to church and Saturday as sins. We are only scratching the surface with our foolishness.
Isaiah 59:1 (KJV) Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: Isaiah 59:2 (KJV) But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:3 (KJV) For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. Isaiah 59:4 (KJV) None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
SINNING AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Acts 7:51 (KJV) Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
There are some ten sins that Christians commit against the Holy Spirit, and he will never answer our prayers until we fixes things. All these sins have to do with how we treated each other?. We ruin other people lives with what we say and do daily then coming to God for help with our mortgage and car payment, and to heal us when we sick.
1 Thess 4:6-8 (NKJV) that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. 7?or God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. 8?herefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.
1. Resisted (Acts 7:51)
2. Tempted (Acts 5:9)
3. Lied to (Acts 5:3-4)
4. Grieved (Ephes. 4:30)
5. Blasphemed (Matthew 12:31-32)
6. Insulted (Hebrews 6:4-6; Hebrews 10:26-29)
7. Quenched (1 Thes. 5:19)
8. Vexed (Psalm 78:40; Isaiah 63:10)
9. Quieted (Zech. 6:8)
10. Dis-Fellowshipped with (Phil. 2:1)
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS A PERSON.
Isaiah 59:1 (KJV) Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
Isaiah 59:2 (KJV) But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Isaiah 59:3-4 (KJV) For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.  None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
HALT BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS
1 Kings 18:21-39 (NKJV) And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word. 22?hen Elijah said to the people, "I alone am left a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men..
23?herefore let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other bull, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it. 24?hen you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God." So all the people answered and said, "It is well spoken." 25?ow Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one bull for yourselves and prepare it first, for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it." 26?o they took the bull which was given them, and they prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even till noon, saying, "O Baal, hear us!" But there was no voice; no one answered..
Then they leaped about the altar which they had made. 27?nd so it was, at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, "Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is meditating, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened." 28?o they cried aloud, and cut themselves, as was their custom, with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them. 29?nd when midday was past, they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice. But there was no voice; no one answered, no one paid attention. 30?hen Elijah said to all the people, "Come near to me." So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. 31?nd Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, "Israel shall be your name.".
32Then with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord; and he made a trench around the altar large enough to hold two seahs of seed. 33And he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood, and said, "Fill four waterpots with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood." 34Then he said, "Do it a second time," and they did it a second time; and he said, "Do it a third time," and they did it a third time..
35So the water ran all around the altar; and he also filled the trench with water. 36And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, "Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. .
37Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again." 38Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. 39Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!"
DO NOT BOTHER TO COME
TO GOD IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE.
Heb 11:6 (NKJV)But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
1 Tim. 2:8(KJV) I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
YOU HAVE TO COME IN AGREEMENT WITH
GOD AND ADOPT HIS WAYS OF DOING THINGS.
Isaiah 55:8-9(NKJV) "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Luke 6:46 (NKJV)"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?
Eccles. 5:4 (KJV) When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
Eccles. 5:2 (KJV)Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD WITH YOUR
MOUTH ONLY AND GET RESULT.
Isaiah 29:13(NKJV)Therefore the Lord said: "Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,
Ezek 33:31 (NKJV)So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
Matt 15:8 (NKJV)'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.
1 Tim. 2:8 (KJV) I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
(9) YOU MUST SPEAK THE TRUTH IN YOUR HEART
Psalms 15:1-2(NKJV)Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? 2?e who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;
YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE HINDERED
UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO COMPLY.
Col. 3:19 (KJV)Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
1 Peter 3:7(KJV)Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
HAVING PROBLEM WITH YOUR WIFE.
(Love the wife) ( Be not bitter against the wife) ( Use knowledge to get along with the wife) ( Give honor to the wife) If you and I refuse to do what the scriptures say our prayers will be null.
HAVING PROBLEM WITH YOUR HUSBAND.
1 Peter 3:1-6 (NASB-U)
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,  as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.  Your adornment must not be merely external?raiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;  but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.  For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;  just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.
Ephes. 5:23 (KJV) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.
If the scriptures teach you how to fix a certain problem, it makes no use asking God to fix it. God will never fix something that he already laid down information on how to do it. One of the main reasons why some people do not get their prayers answer is because they are acting like a horse and a mule. The mules were not given understanding but we got that from our creators and will not use it.
Psalm 32:9 (NASB) Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding,
Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,
Otherwise, they will not come near to you.
HAVING PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE.
2 Chron. 10:6-7 (KJV) And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?  And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.
YOU HAVE NO LOVE FOR OTHERS,
HIS POWER WILL NEVER MANIFEST IN YOU.
1 John 4:20 (KJV)If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO ASK IN
FAITH DO NOT BOTHER ASK.
James 1:5 (KJV) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:6 (KJV) But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James 1:7 (KJV) For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
GOD DOES NOT RESPOND TO EVIL DOERS.
Job 8:20 (KJV) Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:
GOD DOES NOT HELP THE DOUBLE MINDED.
James 1:7 (KJV) For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
James 1:8 (KJV) A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
GOD WILL NOT RESPOND TO PEOPLE
UNTIL THEY ARE READY TO FORGIVE OTHERS.
Matthew 6:15 (KJV) But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Mark 11:26 (KJV)But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
God will never bless you until you are ready to bless others. Job was delivered only after he prayed for his friends.
GOD DOES NOT DEAL WITH THE PROUD.
James 4:6 (KJV) But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
1 Peter 5:5 (KJV) Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
References to prayer, entreating the Lord, calling on the name of the Lord, and groaning and being afflicted (Genesis 12:7-8; Genesis 13:4; Genesis 16:11; Genesis 20:17-18; Genesis 25:21-23).
Four Prayers in Exodus:
7. Moses for Aaron to go with him (16 words; Exodus 4:13). Answered because God wanted to please Moses (Exodus 4:14-17).
8. Moses in complaint to God for not delivering Israel (42 words; Exodus 5:22-23). Answered because of God's word (Exodus 3:8,12,17-22).
9. Moses for forgiveness for Israel (39 words; Exodus 32:31-32). Answered because of atonement and intercession (Exodus 32:11-14,30-35) and because of God's word (Exodus 33:1-6,12-14).
10. Moses for God's presence to go with Israel to Canaan (138 words; Exodus 33:12-13,15-16). Answered because of God's word (Exodus 33:12-14) and His grace (Exodus 33:17).
References to groaning, sighing, crying, and entreating the Lord (Exodus 2:11,23-25; Exodus 3:7,9; Exodus 10:16).
Nine Prayers in Numbers:
11. Aaron for the blessing of God upon the people (32 words in the form of benediction; Numbers 6:24-26). Answered because of God's promise (Numbers 6:27).
12. Moses for God to bless on the journey (27 words; Numbers 10:35-36). Answered when Israel lived free from sin, but unanswered when they sinned, which was according to God's word (Exodus 32:32-33).
13. Moses in complaining to God because the burden was too heavy (136 words; Numbers 11:10-15). Answered because of God's words (Numbers 11:16-20,25-30).
14. Moses for God to show him what to do to give the people flesh (56 words; Numbers 11:21-22). Answered because of God's word (Numbers 11:21) and to show His power (Numbers 11:23).
15. Moses for the healing of Miriam (8 words; Numbers 12:13). Answered because of God's love for Moses (Numbers 12:14-16).
16. Moses for God to spare Israel and uphold His own honor (208 words; Numbers 14:13-19). Answered because of Moses' prayer (Numbers 14:20).
17. Moses for judgment on sin (20 words; Numbers 16:15). Answered because of sin (Numbers 16:23-34).
18. Israel for forgiveness of sin (25 words; Numbers 21:7). Answered because of Moses' prayer and by type of Christ on the cross (Numbers 21:7-9; Numbers 3:14-16).
19. Moses for a new leader of Israel (56 words; Numbers 27:16-17). Answered because of God's plan for Israel (Numbers 27:18-23).
References to prayer (Numbers 11:2; Numbers 21:7).
Two Prayers in Deuteronomy:
20. Moses asking to go over into Canaan (59 words; Deut. 3:24-25). Unanswered because of sin (Deut. 3:26; Numbers 20:12).
21. Moses for Israel to be spared (114 words; Deut. 9:26-29). Answered because of intercession of Moses (Exodus 32:11-14).
References to prayer (Deut. 9:20,26), also what to pray for elders at murder trials (Deut. 21:6-9) and what all Israel should pray after obedience to the law (Deut. 26:5-15).
Two Prayers in Joshua:
22. Joshua in complaint because God had not given victory (90 words; Joshua 7:7-9). Answered so sin could be put away (Joshua 7:10-15).
23. Joshua in the form of a command for the sun and moon to stand still (14 words; Joshua 10:12). Answered because of necessity for time to finish God's work (Joshua 10:13).
Nine Prayers in Judges:
24. Israel for guidance (14 words; Judges 1:1). Answered because it was in harmony with the will of God for the nation (Judges 1:2).
25. Gideon for revelation and guidance (135 words; Judges 6:13,15,17-18,22). Answered because of God's word and will for Israel (Judges 6:12,14,16,20-21,23).
26. Israel for deliverance and forgiveness of sins (36 words; Judges 10:10,15). Answered because of God's plan for Israel (Judges 11:1-33).
27. Jephthah for victory (55 words; Judges 11:30-31). Answered because of God's plan for Israel (Judges 11:32).
28. Manoah for an angel to appear and give him directions (91 words; Judges 13:8,11-12,15,17). Answered because of God's plan for Israel (Judges 13:9,11,13,16,18).
29. Samson for one last victory (33 words; Judges 16:28). Answered because of his reconsecration to the Nazarite vows (Judges 13:4-5; Judges 16:22).
30. Israel for guidance (14 words; Judges 20:23). Answered because of judgment on sin.
31. Israel for guidance (19 words; Judges 20:28). Answered because of judgment on sin.
32. Israel for revelation (24 words; Judges 21:3). No answer recorded.
Six Prayers in 1 Samuel:
33. Hannah for a son (55 words; 1 Samuel 1:11). Answered because of God's plan for Israel (1 Samuel 1:20-23) and promises to bless with children upon obedience (Leviticus 26:3-13; Deut. 28:1-14).
34. Hannah to express gratitude for answered prayer (264 words; 1 Samuel 2:1-10). No request to answer.
35. Saul for guidance (16 words; 1 Samuel 14:37). Unanswered because of sin (1 Samuel 13:1-14; 1 Samuel 14:37).
36. David for guidance (7 words; 1 Samuel 23:2). Answered because of God's plan (1 Samuel 23:2).
37. David for revelation (72 words; 1 Samuel 23:10-12). Answered because of God's plan.
38. David for revelation (10 words; 1 Samuel 30:8). Answered because of God's plan.
References to prayer (1 Samuel 7:9; 1 Samuel 8:6; 1 Samuel 12:18; 1 Samuel 15:11; 1 Samuel 28:6).
Four Prayers in 2 Samuel:
39. David for revelation (16 words; 2 Samuel 2:1). Answered because of God's plan.
40. David for revelation (14 words; 2 Samuel 5:19). Answered because of God's plan (2 Samuel 5:19).
41. David for fulfillment of Davidic covenant (364 words; 2 Samuel 7:18-29). Answered partially, and will be fulfilled in all eternity when Christ comes to reign (Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:32-33; Acts 15:13-18; Rev. 11:15; Rev. 20:1-10).
42. David for forgiveness of sin (29 words; 2 Samuel 24:10). Answered, but judgments fell (2 Samuel 24:11-25).
References to prayer (2 Samuel 5:23; 2 Samuel 12:16; 2 Samuel 15:7-8; 2 Samuel 21:1).
Five Prayers in 1 Kings:
43. Solomon for wisdom (146 words; 1 Kings 3:6-9). Answered because it pleased God (1 Kings 3:10-14).
44. Solomon, prayer of dedication (1,050 words; 1 Kings 8:23-53). Answered according to obedience of Israel.
45. Elijah for resurrection of boy (35 words; 1 Kings 17:20-21). Answered because of faith in God (1 Kings 17:22-24; Hebrews 11:35).
46. Elijah for fire from heaven (63 words; 1 Kings 18:36-37). Answered because of faith (1 Kings 18:38).
47. Elijah for death (18 words; 1 Kings 19:4). Unanswered because it was contrary to God's plan which was to translate him and permit him to live bodily in heaven until time to come back to earth as one of the two witnesses (2 Kings 2:9; Zech. 4:11-14; Malachi 4:5-6; Rev. 11:3-11).
References to prayer (1 Kings 13:6; 1 Kings 18:42-43).
Three Prayers in 2 Kings:
48. Elisha for his servant's eyes to be opened (11 words; 2 Kings 6:17). Answered by faith.
49. Hezekiah for deliverance (133 words; 2 Kings 19:15-19). Answered by faith (2 Kings 19:35).
50. Hezekiah for a longer life (30 words); he received 15 years more (2 Kings 20:3). Answered by faith (2 Kings 20:5-6).
Two Prayers in 1 Chronicles:
51. Jabez for enlarged coast (33 words; 1 Chron. 4:10). Answered because of God's word to give Israel all the land (1 Chron. 4:10; Genesis 15:18-21).
52. David for Solomon and Israel (326 words; 1 Chron. 29:10-19). Answered partially, in the temporary obedience to God of Solomon and Israel.
References to prayer (1 Chron. 5:20; 1 Chron. 21:26; 1 Chron. 23:30).
Two Prayers in 2 Chronicles:
53. Asa for victory (50 words; 2 Chron. 14:11). Answered by faith (2 Chron. 14:12-14).
54. Jehoshaphat for victory (224 words; 2 Chron. 20:6-12). Answered by faith (2 Chron. 20:20-25).
References to prayer (2 Chron. 15:13; 2 Chron. 33:13).
Two Prayers in Ezra:
55. Ezra?rayer of thanksgiving (50 words; Ezra 7:27-28).
56. Ezra for forgiveness and help (419 words; Ezra 9:5-15). Answered (Ezra 10:1-19).
References to prayer (Ezra 8:21-23).
Nine Prayers in Nehemiah:
57. Nehemiah for confession of sins and help (256 words; Neh. 1:5-11).
58. Nehemiah for judgment (53 words; Neh. 4:1-6).
59. Nehemiah for help (7 words; Neh. 6:9).
60. Nehemiah for help (31 words; Neh. 6:14).
61. Israel?onfession of sins (1,205 words?he longest prayer; Neh. 9:5-38).
62. Nehemiah for blessing (29 words; Neh. 13:14).
63. Nehemiah for blessing (18 words; Neh. 13:22).
64. Nehemiah for judgment (21 words; Neh. 13:29).
65. Nehemiah for blessing (7 words).
Refrences to prayer (Neh. 2:4; Neh. 4:9; Neh. 8:6).
Seven Prayers in Job:
66. Job?rayer of thanksgiving and resignation (30 words; Job 1:20-22).
67. Job in complaint and for relief and forgiveness (114 words; Job 7:17-21). Answered (Job 42:10).
68. Job in complaint and for relief (571 words; Job 9:25-10:22). Answered (Job 42:10).
69. Job in complaint and for life and forgiveness (198 words; Job 14:13-22). Answered (Job 42:10).
70. Job for a fair trial (48 words; Job 23:3-5). Answered (Job 38-42).
71. Job, prayer of confession (34 words; Job 40:3-5)
72. Job, prayer of repentance (87 words; Job 42:1-6). Answered (Job 42:10).
Seventy-two Prayers in Psalms:
73-123. David. In 50 prayer-psalms he made requests for various blessings, most of them being answered because of faith in God's promises (Psalm 3-7; Psalm 9; Psalm 12-13; Psalm 16-17; Psalm 19-20; Psalm 22; Psalm 25-31; Psalm 35-36; Psalm 38-41; Psalm 51; Psalm 54-61; Psalm 64; Psalm 69-70; Psalm 86; Psalm 108-109; Psalm 119; Psalm 124; Psalm 132; Psalm 139-144). The ones unanswered will be answered in due time for David even prayed about future events.
124-138. An unknown psalmist (perhaps David) prayed for many kinds of blessings, which were granted or will be granted (Psalm 10; Psalm 33; Psalm 43-44; Psalm 71; Psalm 85; Psalm 88; Psalm 102; Psalm 106; Psalm 118; Psalm 120; Psalm 123; Psalm 125; Psalm 129; Psalm 137).
139-143. Asaph made many requests to God (in 5 prayers) for various kinds of blessing which were granted or will yet be granted (Psalm 74; Psalm 79-80; Psalm 82-83).
144. Moses makes requests to God (Psalm 90).
145. Ethan made requests for God to remember the reproach of His servants (Psalm 89).
Thus, in 72 of the 150 psalms there are personal requests to God, making them definitely prayer-psalms. A few of the other 78 may also be considered such because of the general nature of the subject matter. Even in the listed prayer-psalms many subjects are more outstanding than the prayers. See notes on these psalms.
Three Prayers in Isaiah:
146. Isaiah for cleansing (38 words; Isaiah 6:5). Answered (Isaiah 6:6-7).
147. Hezekiah for deliverance (133 words; Isaiah 37:16-20). Answered (Isaiah 37:36).
148. Hezekiah for healing and length of days (30 words; Isaiah 38:3). Answered (Isaiah 38:5).
References to prayer (Isaiah 1:15; Isaiah 7:11; Isaiah 16:12; Isaiah 26:16; Isaiah 55:6-7). There are also prayers that Israel will make in the time of their restoration as a nation (Isaiah 12:1-6; Isaiah 64:1-12).
Eleven Prayers in Jeremiah:
149. Jeremiah, confession of inability to obey God (12 words; Jeremiah 1:6).
150. Jeremiah, accusing God (24 words; Jeremiah 4:10).
151. Jeremiah for judgment (80 words; Jeremiah 10:23-25). Answered (Daniel 5).
152. Jeremiah, questioning God (133 words; Jeremiah 12:1-4).
153. Jeremiah for help for Judah (95 words; Jeremiah 14:7-9).
154. Jeremiah for help for Judah (81 words; Jeremiah 14:20-22).
155. Jeremiah, judgment (118 words; Jeremiah 15:15-18).
156. Jeremiah for judgment (158 words; Jeremiah 17:13-18).
157. Jeremiah for judgment (174 words; Jeremiah 18:19-23).
158. Jeremiah for judgment (214 words; Jeremiah 20:7-12).
159. Jeremiah, concerning captivity of Judah (209 words; Jeremiah 32:17-25).
References to prayer (Jeremiah 7:16; Jeremiah 11:14; Jeremiah 14:11; Jeremiah 21:2; Jeremiah 29:7,12; Jeremiah 37:3; Jeremiah 42:2,4,20).
Four Prayers in Lamentations:
160. Jeremiah for judgment (108 words; Lament. 1:20-22).
161. Jeremiah for consideration (113 words; Lament. 2:20-22).
162. Jeremiah for judgment (158 words; Lament. 3:55-66).
163. Jeremiah for the oppressed people of Judah (300 words; Lament. 5:1-22).
Jeremiah could be called the praying prophet as well as the weeping prophet. He has 15 recorded prayers.
Three Prayers in Ezekiel:
164. Ezekiel protesting what God wanted him to do (41 words; Ezekiel 4:14).
165. Ezekiel for the remnant (20 words; Ezekiel 9:8).
166. Ezekiel for the remnant (14 words; Ezekiel 11:13).
Two Prayers in Daniel:
167. Daniel for forgiveness of sins and fulfillment of prophecy (550 words; Daniel 9:1-19).
168. Daniel for revelation (11 words; Daniel 12:8).
References to prayer (Daniel 2:17-18; Daniel 6:10).
Two Prayers in Amos:
169. Amos for forgiveness (16 words; Amos 7:2).
170. Amos for help (16 words; Amos 7:5).
Three Prayers in Jonah:
171. Sailors for mercy (33 words; Jonah 1:14).
172. Jonah for deliverance from hell (198 words; Jonah 2:1-9).
173. Jonah for death (70 words; Jonah 4:2-3).
Three Prayers in Habakkuk:
174. Habakkuk for God to act (75 words; Habakkuk 1:1-5).
175. Habakkuk for judgment (156 words; Habakkuk 1:12-17).
176. Habakkuk for revival (474 words; Habakkuk 3:2-19).
Seventeen Prayers in Matthew:
177. Jesus, The Lord's prayer (66 words; Matthew 6:9-13).
178. Leper for healing (9 words; Matthew 8:2). Answered (Matthew 8:3).
179. Centurion for healing of his servant (73 words; Matthew 8:6-9). Answered (Matthew 8:13).
180. Disciples for help from drowning (5 words; Matthew 8:25). Answered (Matthew 8:26).
181. Demons for temporary liberty (37 words; Matthew 8:29-31). Answered (Matthew 8:32).
182. A ruler for healing (18 words; Matthew 9:18). Answered (Matthew 9:25).
183. A woman for healing (11 words; Matthew 9:21). Answered (Matthew 9:22).
184. Two blind men for healing (8 words; Matthew 9:27). Answered (Matthew 9:29-30).
185. Jesus giving thanks to God (38 words; Matthew 11:25).
186. Peter to walk on water (13 words; Matthew 14:28). Answered (Matthew 14:29).
187. Peter for help from drowning (3 words; Matthew 14:30). Answered (Matthew 14:31).
188. A woman for healing of her daughter (36 words; Matthew 15:22-27). Answered (Matthew 15:28).
189. A man for healing of his son (39 words; Matthew 17:15-16). Answered (Matthew 17:18).
190. A mother for exaltation of her 2 sons, James and John (23 words; Matthew 20:21). Unanswered because of wrong motive and not in harmony with God's plan (Matthew 20:23).
191. Two blind men for healing (27 words; Matthew 20:30-33). Answered (Matthew 20:34).
192. Jesus to be saved from death in the garden before He could die on the cross (62 words; Matthew 26:39-44). Answered (Hebrews 5:7).
193. Jesus on the cross (9 words; Matthew 27:46).
References to prayer (Matthew 6:5-13; Matthew 7:7-11; Matthew 9:37-39; Matthew 14:23; Matthew 18:19-20; Matthew 21:22; Matthew 23:14).
Two Prayers in Mark:
194. A demon for temporary freedom (31 words; Mark 1:23-24).
195. Jesus in healing a deaf mute (2 words?he shortest prayer; Mark 7:34). Answered (Mark 7:35).
References to prayer (Mark 1:35; Mark 6:41,46; Mark 9:23; Mark 11:22-24).
Seven Prayers in Luke:
196. Simeon in blessing Jesus (43 words; Luke 2:29-32).
197. Rich man in hell (80 words; Luke 16:24-31).
198. Ten lepers for healing (5 words; Luke 17:13). Answered (Luke 17:14,19).
199. A pharisee in boasting of his righteousness (34 words; Luke 18:11-12). Unjustified (Luke 18:14).
200. A publican for mercy (7 words; Luke 18:13). Answered, justified (Luke 18:14).
201. Jesus on the cross (10 words; Luke 23:34).
202. Jesus on the cross (8 words; Luke 23:46).
References to prayer (Luke 3:21-22; Luke 5:16; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28-29; Luke 11:1-13; Luke 18:1-18; Luke 22:31-32).
Five Prayers in John:
203. Nobleman for healing of child (7 words; John 4:49). Answered (John 4:50).
204. People for living bread (6 words; John 6:34).
205. Jesus for resurrection of Lazarus (40 words; John 11:41-43). Answered (John 11:44).
206. Jesus for glorification (19 words; John 12:27-28). Answered (John 12:28).
207. Jesus for disciples (638 words; John 17:1-26).
References to prayer (John 7:37-39; John 14:12-15; John 15:7,16; John 16:23-26).
Six Prayers in Acts:
208. Disciples for successor to Judas (41 words; Acts 1:24-25). Answered (Acts 1:26).
209. Peter for healing of lame man (12 words; Acts 3:6). Answered (Acts 3:7-8).
210. Disciples for boldness and power (178 words; Acts 4:24-30). Answered (Acts 4:31-33).
211. Stephen for enemies (13 words; Acts 7:59-60).
212. Paul for instruction (12 words; Acts 9:5-6). Answered (Acts 9:5-6).
213. Peter for resurrection of Tabitha (2 words; Acts 9:40). Answered (Acts 9:40-41).
Eight Prayers in Revelation:
214. Elders in worship (27 words; Rev. 4:11).
215. Angels in worship (22 words; Rev. 5:12).
216. All creatures in worship (22 words; Rev. 5:13).
217. Martyrs for vengeance (22 words; Rev. 6:10).
218. Great multitude in worship (13 words; Rev. 7:10).
219. Angels in worship (23 words; Rev. 7:12).
220. Glorified saints in worship (56 words; Rev. 19:1-6).
221. John for the coming of Jesus Christ a second time, 5 words (Rev. 22:20).
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