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    Cool Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    I know that when you ask Jesus Christ into your life He hears your prayers but does He hear any prayers made before that point and time. For example I have a friend that is not willing to give her life to Christ but prays to Him all the time are her prayers heard?

    If God had a refrigator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, Hell listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. What about the Christmas gift He sends you in Bethlehem, not to mention that Friday at Calvary? Face it, friend. He's crazy about you.

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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Her prayers are heard. God is Omnipresent.
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    John 9:31 should provide an answer.

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    Her prayers are heard. Whether they are in line with God's Kingdom is a different story.
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    God never passes a prayer whether it be from an unsaved person or non saved. God listens to all prayers, But it's down to his will whether the prayer would be answered. but If that person believes in prayers, already that person is showing faith, so just imagine if that person did get saved? But for prayers to be answered, it has to be God's will. and faith from the person praying. Has any of your friend prayers been answered?
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    I believe He doesn't.

    John 14:6 - "No one man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

    If Jesus doesn't dwell in your heart, your prayers are not heard. The only time a non-believer's prayer will be heard is when they are asking to be saved.

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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Not that I've heard of. I think she prays out of Gods will. I have some saying her prayers are heard and some saying no. John 9:31 says, "We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He listens to him." Does this mean that we should ask forgiveness before we pray because it says He doesn't listen to sinners both Christians and non Christians sin.

    If God had a refrigator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, Hell listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. What about the Christmas gift He sends you in Bethlehem, not to mention that Friday at Calvary? Face it, friend. He's crazy about you.

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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    There is a difference between hearing and listening.
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Like what?

    If God had a refrigator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, Hell listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. What about the Christmas gift He sends you in Bethlehem, not to mention that Friday at Calvary? Face it, friend. He's crazy about you.

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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    God can hear all things and see all things. But does He listen to a unbelievers prayer? No, because remember our sin was an enmity between us and God. Our sin separates us from Him. Unless they are of the faith in the Lord Jesus, who is the Mediator between man and God, their prayers will not be heard.

    And what would an unbeliever pray for? They cannot pray for what's right because man alone apart from God is not anywhere good.

    If they want to be saved, praying isn't going to get them there, if so then it would by works. Bible says repent and believe in the Person and work of Jesus and you will be forgiven, washed, and justified in His blood.
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CEF View Post
    Not that I've heard of. I think she prays out of Gods will. I have some saying her prayers are heard and some saying no. John 9:31 says, "We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He listens to him." Does this mean that we should ask forgiveness before we pray because it says He doesn't listen to sinners both Christians and non Christians sin.
    The context in John 9:31 is very important, for it's about a man that was blind whom Jesus Christ healed (on a Sabbath day) and the pharisees did not believe that Christ was from God, but they believed that He was a sinner for performing a miracle on a Sabbath day. In the verse 31 it is the man that got healed that talks about Jesus Christ.

    God listens to the prayer of sinners! We are all sinners; the only thing that separates us is our attitude towards our sins, towards ourselves and towards God.

    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

    9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
    13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
    14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CEF View Post
    I know that when you ask Jesus Christ into your life He hears your prayers but does He hear any prayers made before that point and time. For example I have a friend that is not willing to give her life to Christ but prays to Him all the time are her prayers heard?
    If there non believers who are they praying too?
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simiel View Post
    If there non believers who are they praying too?
    I guess they are not really non-believers since they are praying to God.
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    The only prayer that God will her from an unbeliever is the sinners prayer. Because at that moment they are no longer unbelievers.
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    The only prayer that God will her from an unbeliever is the sinners prayer. Because at that moment they are no longer unbelievers.
    Where in Scripture does it say that the sinner's prayer saves us?
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CEF View Post
    I know that when you ask Jesus Christ into your life He hears your prayers but does He hear any prayers made before that point and time. For example I have a friend that is not willing to give her life to Christ but prays to Him all the time are her prayers heard?
    The Lord knows everything that happens. He always knows what each of us is thinking.
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    An unbeliever praying? Doesn't fit. The will of God is that you honour the Son, if you don't recognise Jesus you may as well fashion an idol.
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    Why would a nonbeliever be praying???
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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Oh boy are these prayer things all twisted in our heads.... God DOES not heart unrighteous peoples prayers NEVER! He never did and He never will. And even if a man starts his walk with Jesus the Son, The father stil ldraw the man to Jesus, but still do not hear the prayer of the man, but the Holy Spirit that will make intersession for us.... Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

    Here is the thing people do not get .... Christ Jesus (the holy Spirit) does not move into sinners. He never did and He never will.... Jesus leads sinners on the WAY with the TRUTH to the NEW LIFE... Come let us see how salvation and prayers work...

    God gives us so many Scripture that says... Whatsoever we ask Him he will give us... And the feverent prayer of the RIGHTEOUS availeth much. And herby we know He hears us by the Spirit He gave us... etc. etc. But who is this US and the RIGHTEOUS?

    They are all Spirit FILLED people. They are all Christ Like. Not more and more like Christ, EXACTLY like Christ. God does NOT HEAR a sinner NEVER. And even ONE sin will seperate the sinner from God. That sin need to be repented, removed and teken away by Jesus, only then the man is SAINT, and then he needs to be perfected BEFORE HE IS JOINED to the US (Body of Christ)

    God only adds perfect people tothe Body of Christ, and only the people of the Body of Christ has ONE SPIRIT in them all and that is the ONLY Spirit God hears when HE PRAYS...

    So here is the prayer process... God knows who He calls, and He draws them to Jesus for the WALK TO RIGHTEOUSNESS... Unto a perfect man.... Then when these ELECT people pray the Holy Spirit will intercess for them until HE is the Spirit IN THEM then HE PRAYS IN THEM, not intercessin no more.. And HE only moves into SAINTS... Saints folloowed the Lead of Jesus from sinner to christian to Saint... Then god perfects the saint byut IMPLANTING the Holy Spirit, and then it is the Spirit of God in ALL His children that makes their Prayers answerted all of them... It is only people that is filled with the Holy SPirit that does God's will, and THEM HE HEARS....

    All God's people were sinners, but they followed Jesus with their crosses and nailed the old man to the cross, and the NEW MAN id again made AFTER GOD, in true holiness and righteousness. God only hears NEW CREATURES in Christ, NEVER sinners or old men.... Remember the NEW man is in Christ and ALL THE OLD IS GONE, DEAD. So if there is only one sin still in the man, the OLD IS NOT DEAD YET,.... Hang them old men on the cross my friends.... And the NEW man will get ALL HE ASK...

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    Default Re: Can God hear the prayers of nonbelievers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    The only prayer that God will her from an unbeliever is the sinners prayer. Because at that moment they are no longer unbelievers.
    hahaha where in scripture is this prayer Kerry? Or does God lie when he says HE HEARETH BNT SINNERS... ALL sinners are unbelievers Kerry. Sin is just one fraction of unbelief. Oh boy are we making up our own salvation and righteousness... WOW!

    Kerry God's righteous people are as righteous as god is righteous, becasue GOD IS THE MAN IN THEM.... God is in EVERY Saved person and NO sinner is saved NOT ONE!

    A saved sinner is no more a sinner but a PERFECT MAN recreated AFTER GOD in TRUE holiness and righteousness.... As holy and as perfect as Jesus! Not a grain short of this glory. One sin just ONE SIN took all the righteousness and perfection from Adam. and just ONE SPIRIT restores that ... God's Spirit.

    The cross gets us as clean as God and the BORN OF GOD gets us as perfect as God. It is the Spirit of God that makes us perfect and righteous. And our spirit where is that? IN GOD! And His Spirit where is HE?

    Look here.... One God and Father of all, who is ..... in you all.
    If FATHER GOD is in me where am I?
    God will NEVER be in ANY SINNER ...NEVER! And God will not ALLOW a single sinner INTO HIM NEVER! That will make him imperfect and impure... Get this Kerry, NO SINNING MAN IS SAVED .... All sinners NEEDS salvation and all saved men are NO MORE SINNING... This is the ONLY Doctrine that works and fits 100% into the Bible without even one little hickup...

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