On many occasions, the Bible encourages us not to worry or keep quiet but to pray, cry out to our Heavenly Father.
3 times you shouldn’t bother praying!!!
Best believe these three prayers are not getting answered.
Does this mean we will get a “yes” every single time? Sadly, the answer is no. Here are the three kinds of prayers we should not bother with because they won't receive positive answers.
There is nothing insulting than asking for something you don't really believe can happen. Don’t you agree?
So, why do we do this to God? Why do we approach Him without total confidence in His abilities? Honestly, there is no point because we know that this kind of prayer won't be answered.
James 1:6–8 tells us why the prayer of a double-minded person won't be answered. It says, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
“For let, not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
The Bible is filled with so many scriptures that encourage us to be humble and also warns of the consequences of pride.
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in Luke 18:9–14 teaches us that unanswered prayers are one of the consequences of being proud.
Verses 10 to 14 reads, “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men-extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
“ I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner! I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
It goes without saying that God is not a fan of selfishness. The Bible has many verses that all point to the same thing — selfish prayers do not get God’s approval.
One of these scriptures is James 4:3, which says, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.”
As you can see, God does not like these three kinds of prayers so why should He answer them?
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