Have you given up on prayer completely? It's kind of like way too early for that.
Do you tell others that you are spiritual– so many people pride themselves in that? May I be blunt? If you don’t pray properly, then you’re just spiritually sick.. or still perhaps completely dead in your human spirit. Let’s address and see that fixed.
Perhaps the reason that you haven’t been getting an answer to your prayers is that you have unconfessed sin in your life? Do you attach the wrong address on the prayers you attempt to pray, or are you praying to the God of the Bible through his Son, Jesus Christ? All other praying would be a waste of time cuz there is no other living God.
And nothing will bring your prayer life to a halt faster then unconfessed sin. Jesus dealt with him on the cross so why should we walk in it any longer?
Your prayer might not yet be answered because you have an idol with a small “I” in your heart. Do you say, No Kurt, I’m just venerating (..which pssst by the way means worshipping), I’m only kissing and showing reverence with flowers and candles on that statue? Hello Bucketoo! Stop that. Perhaps the idol is your bank account, your car, your boyfriend or girlfriend, perhaps it’s your career? What is it that has wedged out of your schedule the good Bible reading? Church going and fellowship with other growing believers? Prayer time? Or simply knowing and sharing your faith in Jesus?
Perhaps the reason you’re not getting an answer yo your prayers is because God wants you to continue praying and let your faith grow through perseverance. Ask and keep on asking, knock and keep on knocking, seek and keep on seeking–pray without ceasing in Jesus! Don’t give up praying and believing.
You need to get your will aligned with God’s will. The objective of prayer is not to get God to do what you want him to do, but to get you closer and doing what God wants you to do. It isn’t about building your kingdom or mine, it’s about us walking in the spirit building his Kingdom.
There are lots of Bible verses dealing with unconfessed sin, with lack of persistence, and with the lack of simple friendship with Jesus. They would really build up your faith. Have you been meditating upon and memorizing some of those edifying words?
Trust God and his timing which is perfect. Our Heavenly Father answers the prayers of his children with a yes, a no, or a wait.. He knows best! But are you his child? Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.. have you done that? knowGod.org
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Kurt W. von Schleicher