Description: Yes or No = Does God Hear A Sinner's Prayer?
A number of people want just a quick answer to their question about the Scripture, the things of God, or this life. Please ask me any question you may have that can be answered with a simple "Yes" or "No" and I will answer it for you and provide Scripture that confirms my answer. I pray that this is a blessing for you.
Brother Hicks Speaking: Here is a question from Sucretia Jackson, “Hello Brother Hicks, does God hear a sinner’s prayer?”
[Brother Hicks’ Answer:] Yes and No!
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As long as people continue in sin they have no promise of God hearing their prayer. Until they are ready to give up sin and cry out to Him in humble repentance they will not be heard. God may have mercy on a person still in their sin that cries out to Him in their despair, but no one has any promise of that. If we want answered prayer we must give up all sin and turn to Jesus.
Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. (John 9:31)
They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not. (Psalms 18:41)
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me. (Psalms 66:18-20)
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. (Proverbs 28:9)
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29)
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. (1 Peter 3:12)
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (James 4:3)
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. (1 John 3:22)
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14-15)
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7)