You may ask what do you mean Prayer Conditions? If anyone wants God to hear their prayers there are conditions. To understand these conditions let us learn from the great prayer warriors and I will give quotes from them as we continue this study, but there is no greater prayer warrior than Jesus and it is He that gives us the model prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4 and it is this model prayer that we will find the conditions to prayer.

The first condition is “You, therefore, pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven! May your Name be kept holy.”  Matthew 6:9 (CJB), do you see it? For God to hear our prayer is to make sure that He is our father, do we truly have a relationship with Him? Are we who call ourselves “Christians” keeping His name holy? Does my life reflect His holy name? How about my thoughts? What am I allowing in my eye gate or ear gate, is it holy?

Charles Spurgeon said “If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.”

So the question is do you know for sure and are confident that God is your father? Is Jesus your Savior and Lord? If you have any questions please contact me. My prayer is sent to you with this email.

Norman

Give Us Clean Hands

We bow our hearts
We bend our knees
Oh Spirit come make us humble
We turn our eyes
From evil things
Oh Lord we cast down our idols

So give us clean hands
And give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Oh give us clean hands
And give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Oh God let this be
A generation that seeks
Who seeks Your face, Oh God of Jacob
Oh God let us be
A generation that seeks
Who seeks Your face, Oh God of Jacob

We bow our hearts
We bend our knees
Oh Spirit come make us humble
We turn our eyes
From evil things
Oh Lord we cast down our idols

So give us clean hands
And give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Give us clean hands–Oh God
And give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Oh God let us be
A generation that seeks
Who seeks Your face, Oh God of Jacob
Oh God let us be
A generation that seeks
Who seeks Your face, Oh God of Jacob

Oh God of Jacob

(Give us clean hands)

So give us clean hands
And give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Give us clean hands–Oh God
And give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Oh God let us be
A generation that seeks
Who seeks Your face, Oh God of Jacob
Oh God let us be
A generation that seeks
Who seeks Your face, Oh God of Jacob

Oh God of Jacob
Oh God of Jacob

Give us clean hands
And give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Give us clean hands–Oh God
And give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Oh God let us be
A generation that seeks
Who seeks Your face, Oh God of Jacob
Oh God let us be
A generation that seeks
Who seeks Your face, Oh God of Jacob

Oh God of Jacob

Does God answer the prayers of those who don’t believe in Jesus Christ?
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

The Bible teaches us that prayer is the privilege of those who have become the children of God (John 1:12). The Psalm writer tells us: “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the Lord is against those who do evil…” (Psalm 34:15).

This is also implied in the Gospel of John, chapter 9. Jesus healed a man who had been blind since his birth. The religious leaders of that day challenged the man’s healing and sought to discredit Jesus by implying that he acted outside of God’s will. To this accusation, the healed man replied, “We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will … If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.” (John 9:28-33).

In the New Testament, there are a few examples of prayers spoken by unbelievers, such as the thief on the cross who prayed, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Luke 23:42). There is the prayer of the tax collector, who prayed simply, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (Luke 18:13b).

There are also the prayers of Cornelius, the Roman centurion, who had come to believe in the God of Israel. God heard the prayers and sent the apostle Peter to Cornelius with the good news about Jesus in order that he might be saved (Acts, chapter 10).

From these instances it appears that the prayers of those who were not followers of God took the form of calls upon God for mercy and acceptance. One can pray such a prayer with the confidence that God will answer and receive him or her by His grace into the assurance of salvation and eternal life.

Jesus once said, “Whoever comes to me I will never drive away” (John 6:37b). However, one who has never trusted in Jesus as his personal Savior should be reminded that if his only point in prayer is to relieve his mind of problems and secure benefits, it is extremely doubtful that such praying would gain the desired objective.

If you have received Christ as your Savior, you have the privilege to talk freely with God because He is your Heavenly Father, and you are His child. If you have never received Christ, we urge you to make your commitment to God by turning from sin, trusting Christ to forgive you, and inviting Jesus to come into your life as your Savior and Lord. When you do this, you become a member of God’s own family.

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