Does God Hear Us When We Pray?

In Peter 3: 12 (The New King James Version), for the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers. “God has always been in the business of answering prayers; he said as you have spoken in my ears that will I do, just as you have spoken in my hearing, so I will do to you” (Numbers 14:28, The New King James Version).

Before we called he has answered while we are yet speaking, he has heard us.

In Psalms 94:9, He that planted the ear, shall he not hear. Not only does he hear us but answers, Elisha prayed made a decree that seems impossible, but God granted his spoken words.

“Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months” (Jas 5:17, The New King James Version).

Jesus said my house should be called the house of prayer, one of the ways we can seek God is through prayers, “And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplication, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes” (Dan 9:3, The New King James Version).

Solomon prayed, and God answers:

” And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.” (Kings 8:54, The New King James Version).

In Kings 9:3 (KJV),  And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

”The Lord appeared to Solomon in his dream And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice”   (2 Ch 7:12, KJV).

God Answers Hezekiah’s prayer: The king of Assyria Sennacherib had threatened the Hezekiah king of Judah to destroy it, but he prayed, and the Lord came to his rescue.

“And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it, and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord and spread it before the Lord” (2 Kings 19:14, KJV)

“Then Hezekiah prayed before the Lord and said: “O Lord God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth” (2 Kings 19:15, KJV)

“Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God” (2 Kings 19:16, KJV)

In 2 kings19: 20 (KJV), because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard.

We serve such an awesome God; he also answered the prayers, Hezekiah, when he was sick given him a sign to validate his promise.  In those days Hezekiah was sick, and near death, he got a word from the Lord asking him to set his house in order, for he shall die, but Hezekiah  instead pray  to God

Hezekiah prayed:  “Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before you in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

God Answered: And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David, your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day, you shall go up to the house of the Lord” (2 Kings 19:5, KJV).

“And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David” (2 Kings 19:5, KJV).

God validate his promise with a sign: Then Isaiah said, “This is the sign to you from the Lord, that the Lord will do the thing which He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go backwards ten degrees?”

 And Hezekiah answered, “It is an easy thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees; no, but let the shadow go backwards ten degrees.”

“So Isaiah the prophet cried out to the Lord, and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down on the sundial of Ahaz” (2 Kings 20:11, KJV).

When Peter was in custody prayers were offered on his behalf, “when Peter was in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church” (Acts 12:5, The New King James Version).

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