The scriptures make us to understand that we serve a prayer answering God Mat. 7:7-8; 21:22. Our God takes delight in, and is committed to answer every time his children call in prayer 1Chr. 7:14. Why then do many believers seem not to have anything to show for their prayer? The major reason is that many only know how to pray, but don’t know when their prayer is answered Acts 12:5-12. The lack of this understanding makes their answer vulnerable to being stolen by the devil and his agents Dan. 10:12-14.
How Do I Know When God Answer my Prayer?
Prayer is not a monologue, but a dialogue where we talk to God and He responds to what we say Jer. 33:3; Exo. 19:19. Abraham exemplified this in his prayer Gen. 18:18-25. David also a man of prayer, severally in his prayer has God respond with a voice 1Sam. 30:6-9; 2Sam. 5:18-20,22-25. In essence, we must always give God the opportunity to answer us by being quire to listen for His voice in response to what we have said to Him in prayer. The moment God speak back on what we presented in prayer, that is the answer.
The scriptures make us to understand that the only thing about man that God is interested and moves Him is the heart Pro. 26:23; Jer. 29:13. Therefore, when our prayer comes from the heart, God is sure to respond and answer instantly Jms. 5:17-18 [AMP].
There is only one language that God hears ad respond to, and that is the faith language Mk. 2:5; Mat. 8:20-22. Faith is confidence in God and His word that makes the believer to be at rest no matter the situation Rms. 4:18-20. In essence, when we pray in faith, God hears and respond instantly Mat. 21:22; Mk. 11:24; Heb. 10:23.
We understand from scriptures that when we pray according to God’s will, He hears and answers 1Jn. 5:14-15. Further, the scriptures show us that God’s will is His word Rev. 17:17; Acts 20:32. In essence, every time we pray in line with what God’s word says, we have prayed according to God’s will, and God answers instantly.
The name of Jesus is what everything in heaven, earth and hell obey Php. 2:5-9. In essence, whenever we pray in the name of Jesus, heaven is bound to hear and answer with dispatch Jn. 14:12-14; 16:23-24. And every power of hell is bond to give way for our prayer to be answered and delivered Lk. 10:17. Therefore, whenever we pray in Jesus name, God has answered.
Offence means annoyance, resentment brought about by a perceived insult or disregard for oneself. Many are having resentment towards God because they perceive He is not mindful of them, by reason of their situation and circumstance. This resentment is why their prayers have never being answered, because offence disconnects a man from God and the blessing of answered prayer Mat. 11:6; Lk. 17:1; 1Cor. 10:10. Therefore, when we pray without offence, we have access to God and receive answer to our prayers expressly.
We have just said that every time God responds back to what we say in prayer that is His answer Jer. 33:3. From scriptures, we understand that every time God speaks, it is accompanied with peace Psa. 85:8. Therefore, when we pray and we experience peace that passes all understanding in our heart and mind, it indicates answer to our prayer Php. 4:6-7; Heb. 4:3.
Every believer has the Holy Spirit in him, from the moment he makes the decision for Christ 1Cor. 12:3. The Holy Spirit knows all things to the deep things of God, so He knows the moment God answers the prayer of the believer 1Cor. 2:10. Remember, He is also our help in prayer, so the Holy Spirit give us a ‘knowing’ or ‘assurance’ deep inside of us that God has answered us, called the witness of the Holy Spirit Rms. 8:16. We should watch out for this in our prayer from now.
What Do I Do Between the time I Receive Answer to my Prayer and when it gets to my Hand Practically?
The scriptures instruct us to keep giving glory to God, and not to stop doing it 1Ths. 5:18; Heb. 10:36. Between when our prayer is answered and it becomes a reality in our hand, there are spiritual wickedness in high places that waylay and attempt to steal or divert the blessings Dan. 10:12-14. Our thanksgiving and praise is what generates the power that clears them off, for the answer to our prayer to have a thorough fare and be delivered Psa. 92:1-2,10; Acts 16:25-26.
In conclusion, there is nothing as beautiful and glorious as when a believer is experiencing answer to his prayers Mat. 8:23-27; Lk. 11:1. From now, by express answer to your prayers, your life shall become a wonder to men.
To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for