Unanswered Prayers

Waiting Woman asks:

I’ve been praying for the longest time, but God doesn’t seem to hear my requests. Is there something I need to do for Him to answer my prayers?

The CBN Asia Prayer Center says:

Prayer is a wonderful privilege and a remarkable access to our heavenly Father. Every time you plead for your request, you must believe that He hears you. He hears your cries, the groans of your heart, and even the unspoken thoughts in your mind.

You can also rest in the confidence that He can give whatever you ask—according to His will. Holding on to this principle results to your faith in God that He will help you achieve whatever you solicit in Christ’s name.

All things are possible to those who believe. As the Scriptures says, “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” (Matthew 11:24)

Whenever you feel that the Lord is not listening to you, consider the following:

  1. Evaluate your motive or desire. The Bible says that the prayer of a righteous man avails much. You must have the right heart, motive, and attitude.
  2. See to it that your request or petition is in line with His will. The Lord knows the very best for you. He will not give anything that will hurt you in the end.
  3. Keep your trust in the Lord. Your trust shows your faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God.
  4. Know the will of God by reading the Scriptures and spending time with Him in prayer and worship. By knowing His will, you would have a clear understanding of His plans. With this, you would be able to adjust your desires with His.
  5. Never get tired of praying. Your timing is different from God’s timing. Perhaps you expect a certain answer in a certain time, but God knows the best timing for you.
  6. Be open to receive a “No” answer. You have to understand that the Lord is not always saying “Yes” to your prayers. Try to evaluate your life’s circumstances to be able to discern God’s response.
  7. Have a positive attitude while waiting for God’s answer. Do not fill your mind with negativity. Though things may not go well, worrying would never help you.

If you are sure that you’ve done all these things and still haven’t received God’s answer, God has three responses to our prayers:

  1. Yes, I will give this to you because it is best for you.
  2. No, this won’t do you any good. I love you so much I don’t want anything that will harm you.
  3. Wait, because you are not yet prepared for what you are asking from Me.

Trust in the Lord. He knows what’s best for you!


Someone is eager to answer your questions at the CBN Asia Prayer Center. You can call them 24/7 at 810-7176 or 810-7717 (for Metro Manila residents) or email them at prayforme@cbnasia.org.


  • riselle

    Papa God hanggang ngayon lubog pa rin kami sa utang wla kaming pera at natanggal pa ako sa trabaho. problema ko pa ngayon medication ng akin mga magulang. kaya po sana tulungan po ninyo ako bigyan nyo po ako ng puhunan para mag negosyo na lang po ako. salamat po papa God. Amen

    • Riselle, kaisa mo kami sa pagdasal ng provision at pabor.
      Magtiwala tayo sapagkat sinabi sa Kanyang salita, “at pupunan ng ating Dios ang bawa’t kailangan natin ayon sa kaniyang mga kayamanan sa kaluwalhatian kay Cristo Jesus” Philippians 4:19

  • God answers my prayers but the most request im praying for didnt happened yet many blessings come and up to now were still hoping for the greatest gift God can give us.

    • Hi, Imee! Thank you for your comment in this post. When our prayer is in line with His will, God’s answer is always “YES”! Looking forwatd to more of your visits. God bless you.

  • Jackelyn

    Salamat sa salita ni Lord, minsan kasi nag eexpect talaga ako lagi na ” yes” sana ang palagi niyang sagot sa mga prayers ko pero hindi pa rin, ” no” ang lagi niyang sinasagot sa akin, after nbasa ko tong msg n to pinadicern nya sa akin n mahal nya ako at ayaw nya akong masaktan sa huli.. Thank you Lord God.. Hindi mo talaga ako pinabayaan..

    • Hi, Jackelyn! Salamat sa iyong feedback at testimony. Inaasahan namin ang mas madalas mo pang pagdalaw dito sa aming home page. “Delight yourself into the Lord and He will give you the desire of your heart” Psalm 37:4.
      God bless you.

  • Walang katapusanng pasasalamat sa diyos ama. Lahat nang panalangin ko Lagi nyang pinakikinggan at di Nya Ako pinababayaan. May mga pag subok Akong naranasan Na binibigay nya na kaya kong lutasin sa tulong nang aking mga dasal. 38 na Ako sa august ang tanging hiling ko na lang is isang lalaking na may totoong puso maghaharap sa akin sa iyong altar Lord God Jesus,Amen.

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