Ninth & O Baptist Church

Pray Big Prayers: When God Says No

Episode Summary

Selected Scriptures •John 14:13 •John 15:7,16 •John 16:23 1.) There are several practical reasons why we may be receiving a no answer to a prayer. •People often ask for contradictory things and therefore it is impossible for God to say yes to every prayer. •God knows what is best for us. Our idea of what is best for us is often different than God’s. •Matthew 7:9-11 •We must always remember that when God says no he has a better plan and a better way. 2.) Sometimes God says no to our prayer(s) because of something we are doing. •Sometimes we fail to ask and at other times we ask with wrong motives. •James 4:1-3 •Sometimes God says no because we have a divided heart. •James 1:5-8 •Sometimes God says no because of unrepentant sin in our lives. •1 Peter 3:7 Final thoughts . . .

Episode Notes

Selected Scriptures •John 14:13 •John 15:7,16 •John 16:23 1.) There are several practical reasons why we may be receiving a no answer to a prayer. •People often ask for contradictory things and therefore it is impossible for God to say yes to every prayer. •God knows what is best for us. Our idea of what is best for us is often different than God’s. •Matthew 7:9-11 •We must always remember that when God says no he has a better plan and a better way. 2.) Sometimes God says no to our prayer(s) because of something we are doing. •Sometimes we fail to ask and at other times we ask with wrong motives. •James 4:1-3 •Sometimes God says no because we have a divided heart. •James 1:5-8 •Sometimes God says no because of unrepentant sin in our lives. •1 Peter 3:7 Final thoughts . . .