Answered Prayer / Unanswered Prayer

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

This is an important topic. Praying and getting answers to your prayers is vitally important. Prayer is a believer’s life line. If we do not pray, we wither on the vine and become weak spiritually.

Answered prayers are one of the surest testimonies and proofs concerning the validity and veracity of the Christian Faith.

The greatest tool, weapon, and power that we as Christians have is prayer.

As John Rice said and wrote years ago, “Prayer is asking.”

When we do not pray, we do without God’s best. When we do not pray, practically speaking, we are living the life of an atheist. We declare, by our lack of prayer, that we do not need God.

Listen to these quotes on prayer by famous preachers of the past:

“Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer, except that which lies beyond the will of God.”

R.A. Torrey

“All our failures are prayer failures.”

John R. Rice

“Perhaps none of us really grasp the potential that is ours because of the access we have to the throne of God.”

Lee Roberson

“Prayer is instant contact with Heaven.”

Lester Roloff

“I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach."

J.H. Jowett

"God will do more with one man who will pray much and preach little than he will with ten men who will preach much and pray little"

Before I deal with this topic specifically, I would like to remind you that there are 4 possible answers to any prayer that a Christian prays.

The direct answer - This is a “Yes” answer.

The delayed answer - This is the “Yes, I will answer, but wait a while,” response.

The different answer - This is when God answers, but not in the way we had anticipated.

The denial answer - This is very simply when God says “No,” to our