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27 REASONS FOR UNANSWERED PRAYER – T Andrew Farley

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27 REASONS FOR UNANSWERED PRAYER

January 2, 2020
T Andrew Farley

“THE MAN WHO TURNS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH LEST HE SHOULD GET TO KNOW IT, WILL NOT RECEIVE ANSWERS TO PRAYER. “

(*Links for scriptures referenced added.)

1. Refusing to hear the truth. (Proverbs 28:9) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+28%3A9&version=KJV)

2. Tempting or provoking God. (Dt. 3:26) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Dt+3%3A26&version=ESV

3. Lack of charity or love to others. (Prov. 21:13) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=+Prov.+21%3A13&version=NKJV

4. Lack of humility. (2 Chron. 7:14) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%282+Chron.+7%3A14&version=NKJV

5. A hardened heart. (Zech. 7:12, 13) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%28Zech.+7%3A12%2C+13%29+&version=NKJV

6. Forsaking God. (2 Chron. 15:2) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%282+Chron.15%3A2%29+&version=NKJV

7. Praying amiss (wrong motives). (James 4:3) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%28James+4%3A3%29&version=NKJV

8. Regarding iniquity. (Ps. 66:18) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%28Ps.+66%3A18%29&version=NKJV

9. Unbelief. (Mt. 17:20,21; Mt. 21:22) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mt.+17%3A20%2C21&version=NKJV And https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mt.+21%3A22&version=NKJV

10. Marital strife. (I Pet.3:7) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%28I+Pet.3%3A7%29&version=NKJV

11. Parading your prayer-life. (Mt. 5:6) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%28Mt.+5%3A6%29&version=NKJV

12. Sin. (Ja. 4:1-5; Is. 59:2; John 9:31) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+4%3A1-5%3B+Is.+59%3A2%3B+John+9%3A31&version=NKJV

13. Vain (useless) repetitions. (Mt. 6:7) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=+%28Mt.+6%3A7%29&version=NKJV

14. Being discouraged (TAF added: or lack of persistence/belief). (Lk. 18:1-8) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%28Lk.+18%3A1-8%29&version=NKJV

15. Doubt and doublemindedness. (Ja. 1:5-8) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+1%3A5-8&version=NKJV

16. Anxiety and worry. (Phil. 4:6) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%28Phil.+4%3A6%29&version=NKJV

17. Hypocrisy. (Lk. 18:9-14) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%28Lk.+18%3A9-14%29+&version=NKJV

18. Unforgiveness. (Mt. 6:14, 15; Mk. 11:25, 26) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mt.+6%3A14%2C+15%3B+Mk.+11%3A25%2C+26&version=NKJV

19. Not tithing. (Mal. 3:8,9,10) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mal.+3%3A8%2C9%2C10&version=NKJV

20. Rebellion against God’s Word. (Prov. 1:24-28; Zech. 7:11-14) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Prov.+1%3A24-28%3B+Zech.+7%3A11-14&version=NKJV

21. Presumption and pride. (Luke 18:10-14) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+18%3A10-14&version=NKJV

22. Unconfessed sin. (Ps. 66:18) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps.+66%3A18&version=NKJV

23. Demonic attack. (Daniel 10: 10) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel+10%3A+10&version=NKJV

24. Lack of sincerity. (Mt. 6:5) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mt.+6%3A5&version=NKJV

25. Being unsaved (an unbeliever). (John 17) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+17&version=NKJV

26. Curses. (Deut. 28) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=dt+28%3A+15-68&version=NKJV

27. Willful stubbornness. (Jer. 16:12,13) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jer.+16%3A12%2C13&version=NKJV

Note: I did my own search on this topic quite a while back, but a few years ago I saw this awesome list in a book by Bern Zumprano. This list above could go on and books could be written on these scriptures alone! I searched out and added a web/Bible link to each reference to make it easy for people to study what the word says, by each point the man of God listed. I hope this blesses someone!

The link to the book may be found here (He has a gold mine of other info throughout this site, but this is a great prayer book written in 1999:
https://www.walkinginpower.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/spiritual_warfare_prayers.pdf

If you have been discouraged or feeling “hindered” in your prayers, perhaps something in this list above has or will speak to your heart?

Brothers and sisters, we have had a tough year last year and most recognize the hour we are in or the prophetic timeline that we have entered, but sadly many do not! 2021 is going to be a GREAT YEAR for the Kingdom!

That said, by this coming Wednesday (Jan. 6, 2021) we will know a lot more about what we will be dealing with or facing in this nation, and around the world. I HIGHLY recommend praying AND fasting the next few days.

Below is a 1-minute prayer of my own for PBS (“prayer block syndrome!”) that I will type or share in a momentarily. Be blessed and encouraged, if you love God, He will take all things and make them work together for good; remember you are CALLED according to HIS purpose! You were made for a time (2021!) such as this!

If you have allowed any “blocks” to affect your prayers. We have all dealt with something on this list at one point or another, do not condemn yourself, just humble yourself and speak from the heart to the Father.

Prayer model:

Father God, in the mighty name of Jesus (Yeshua), I come to you with petition after self-examination through your living word. I come to you from and with my heart, for I cannot hide anything from You!

I plead the blood of Jesus over my life and myself for forgiveness of any sin, known or unknown. (see Psalm 19) Help me Father God to shatter and break any blocks to your ear that I have allowed or remove any presumptuous sin from my life. Remove any pain, anger, or trauma I may have been hanging onto, help me to forgive and give me a heart of your love against any stone or hardening that might be coming against my heart!

Help me turn from anything I need turning from! Heal and deliver me of anything that needs removed and help me by the power of your Holy Spirit to come into full alignment of Your will in heaven, for my life for you here on earth!

Greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world. Bring Your might God against all strongholds that may be coming against me, I submit to you and I want to resist the adversary so that he must flee! Use me, add more salt to my feet and let me not hide my light!

Give me wisdom, knowledge, understanding, power and might by your Holy Spirit, in the fear of the Lord! (Isaiah 11:2) Guide me personally to connect with you in prayer like never before! Help me to stand in the gap for those who are stuck in blindness and or rebellion.

Thank you for your faithfulness! Increase the gift of my faith, have your way in my life.

Amen

T. Andrew Farley, 01/02/2021

PS- I spotted this photograph from a long time ago, I wish I could give credit, but I did an extensive search and cannot locate where it originally came from or who, but it felt good for this topic, thank you to unknown photographer and or photoshop work they did.

Original article can be found here 

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