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Why God Will Not Hear Your Prayer Request


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Prayer in the Bible #6 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Deuteronomy 3:23-27: “And I besought the Lord at that time, saying, O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. But the Lord was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the Lord said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter. Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan. But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.”

When we ask God for something in prayer, there is one answer that we want to hear all of the time. That answer is “yes.” Yet, the reality is that there are times when God has to say “no” to our request. When God says “no”, we must realize that there is a reason for it and that God has the best outcome for everyone involved in mind.

Our passage, today, tells us of a time in Moses’ life when he brought a request before God, and God told him “no”. Let’s look at Moses request, God’s response. and then the reason why God said “no”.