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Prayer 2021 - November 30 - Responsibility for Answered Prayer pt 1
Episode 33230th November 2021 • Study in Prayer • Pastor Robert Thibodeau
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Scripture For Today:

Isaiah 44:17

“From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships. He prays to it and says, “Save me! You are my god!”

Responsibility for Answered Prayer pt 1

I want to share with you some very important aspects of receiving answer to your prayers. The one that most people struggle with is “Who’s responsible for our prayer being answered?”

Now, before you get mad at me already and switch this program off, hear me out…

Many people want to relieve themselves from all responsibility when it comes to receiving from the Lord. They want to put all the responsibility on God.  Then, if their prayer is not answered, they can say, “Well, it must not be God’s will, because I prayed, “If it be thy will” and God didn’t do it… so that tells me it was not His will.”

In other words, it’s human nature to try and put off all the responsibility on God. Even Adam did that in the Garden of Eden! He told God, “That woman that YOU gave me…”

We cannot get away from OUR responsibility in prayer, even if we want to. Most of us don’t want to accept the responsibility – any of it – concerning whether our prayers are answered or not. We would rather put it all over on God. That way, we would never have to say, “I failed. I missed it.” 

God has given us the Light of His Word. The more we submit ourselves TO His Word and the more we conform ourselves TO HIS Word, the more successful our prayer life will become and we will find our prayers being answered more often.  AMEN!

People often ask me questions like, “Why don’t God heal me when I ask Him too?”  Then, once they say that, they give me all of the reasons why God SHOULD heal them. “I did this and I do that and I gave this and I worked that… and…and… and…”

People do not get healed based on their reasoning or qualifications. You cannot EARN healing any more than you can EARN salvation. Amen!  Healing, Salvation, Provision and Prosperity – every single benefit has already been PAID FOR by the Lord Jesus! Amen!

Healing is one of those “God given benefits.”  Glory to God!

If you want to see more success in receiving your prayers answered, be it healing, finances, or otherwise – my best advice is (and you’ve heard me say this before) – GET INTO THE WORD on a consistent, daily, basis!


We’ll take it up more hear tomorrow!

Let’s Pray!

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