John 15:7 says” If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
In the bible there are many verses on prayer, Jesus taught His disciples how to pray and we should pray the same way Jesus taught His disciples. The bible tells us also that we lack nothing, and that we should pray for wisdom. When I read the bible I see how the Lord answered prayers, I believe that the reason that people today say that “God does not answer prayers is because they are looking for God to answer their prayers the way they want it worked out.
For example let’s say you already have a job but you want a better job that pays you more money, and you have been praying but the new job has not come to past, you begin to think that the Lord has not answered your prayers. But what you neglect to see is that the Lord has answered your prayers. Because the job you already have, you are able to make your bills have some money left over spend more quality time with your family. (But we don’t see that as an answered prayer do we)? How selfish are we?
You and I will never be able to see around the corner our eyes can only see but so far. There is a scripture in James 4:3 which says” Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. The reason many of us don’t get answers to our prayers is because we don’t ask in faith of a divine promise; nor with thankfulness for past mercies; nor with submission to the will of God; nor with a right end, to do good to others, and to make use of what might be bestowed, for the honour of God, and the interest of Christ.
Before you say that God does not answer prayers examine your heart first.