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Summary: Lesson of unanswered prayer from the life of King Saul

But God … Did Not Answer Him

1 Samuel 14:37

1. Always remember: God cares about you.

? I Peter 5:7; Ephesians 5:29; Nahum 1:7; Psalm 55:22; Matthew 6:25-26; Jeremiah 29:11

2. If God cares about me, then Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers that are presumptuous or rash.

? 1 Samuel 14:37

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers when you are living in disobedience.

? Psalm 66:18

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers when your family life is in disarray.

? 1 Peter 3:9

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers prayed in doubt.

? Matthew 17:20

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers prayed out of season.

? Ecclesiastes 3:1

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers that are not in keeping with His purpose and plan.

? 2 Corinthians 12:7-8

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers when He has something better instore for you.

? Matthew 7:11

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers if you are not walking with Him.

? Psalm 84:11

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers if you turn away from His Word.

? Proverbs 28:9

? Don’t expect God to answer prayers if you pray with wrong motives.

? James 4:3

3. So the promise is clear: GOD ANSWERS PRAYER!

? In what way may we be sure of a “GO” answer to our prayers?

? (1 John 5:14-15)

? What should your attitude be when you receive a “SLOW” answer from God?

? Psalm 27:13-14 -

? What are some reasons you might receive a “NO” answer to your prayer?

? 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; James 1:6-8; James 4:3

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