The imprint on our coins say,  IN GOD WE TRUST. Do we really? How about when it comes to prayer; do we trust God to answer prayer?  Does the frequency of our prayers, as  well  as  the  subjects  of  our  prayers,  demonstrates  that  we  trust Him to answer our prayers? It may surprise you to hear that some who  profess to be Christians doubt that God answers prayer. This helps to explains why some do not pray. Why pray to God if you don’t believe He can and does answer prayer? When we make a deposit in a bank we do so with the confidence that it is insured by the FDIC. When we make a prayer deposit in heaven we can do so with the assures that it is insured by the FIH: The Father in Heaven.


There are many truths documented in the Bible that  provide valid reasons for trusting God to answer our prayers. This of course is based  on the assumption that you believe the Word of God—Holy Bible—is inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:15-17). Here are some basic reasons to trust God to answer prayer:

  • God is able to answer prayer:  Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly  above  all  that  we  ASK  or  THINK,  according  to  the  power  that works  in  us  (Ephesians  3:20). God  is  able  to  handle  any  request  you  make  in prayer, but according to His will, not ours. Think  with me for a moment about what God is doing right now in the universe. He is maintaining the rotation of the earth on its axis at 1,000 miles per hour. The earth is moving around the sun at a speed  of  approximately  67,000  miles  per  hour.  Today as  a  resident  of  planet earth  you  have  travelled  1.5  million  miles  through  space.  For  some  reason  we never worry about God’s ability to handle these taken for granted tasks, but when it comes to prayer we aren’t sure He is up to the task. God can handle any prayer requests—big or small.
  • God  has  the  resources  to  answer  prayer:  The  Mighty  One,  God  the  Lord, has spoken and called the earth from the rising of  the sun to the going down… For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine… Call upon  Me  in  the  day  of  trouble;  I  will  deliver  you,  and  you  shall  glorify  Me (Psalm 50:1, 10, 11,15).God owns everything in heaven and in earth. He created everything (cf. Genesis 1-3). All the silver and gold belong to Him. •  God  knows  what  we  need  and  is  able  to  supply  it:  Therefore  do  not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For all these things the Gentiles seek. For  your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things (Matthew 6:31, 32).Not only does our heavenly Father  know  we  have  needs,  He  will  supply  those  needs:  And  my  God  shall supply  all   your  needs  according  to  His  riches  in  glory  by  Christ  Jesus (Philippians 4:19).If God can design a dragon fly so unique that NASAcannot duplicate  its  flight  patterns,  He  can  design  a  prayer  system  to  meet  our  needs when  we  ask. Isn’t it amazing that baby zebras recognize their mothers by the positioning of their stripes; and no two sets of stripes are the same. Yes, we can trust God to answer our prayers. He is aware of those needs; we just need to ask.
  • God  can  be  trusted  to  answer  our  prayers  because  He  loves  us: For God  so  loved  the  world  that  He  gave  His  only  begotten  Son,  that  whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might  be  saved  (John  3:16, 17).  The apostle Paul adds this truth to how much God loves us:  But God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were  still  sinners,  Christ  died  for  us  (Romans  5:8). How  can  we  not  trust  the Father who gave His only Son to answer our prayers?He can be trusted totally.
  • God  can  be  trusted  to  answer  prayer  because  He  does  what  He promises: Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You…. I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me (Psalm 57:1, 2).  Jeremiah reminds us that God performs what He promises: And the  land  will  tremble  and  sorrow;  for  every  purpose of  the  Lord  shall  be performed against Babylon  (Jeremiah 50:29). God is not fickle like we are, we can trust that He will not change:  For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed (Malachi 3:6). •  God can be trusted to answer prayer because Jesus died  in order to be  the  Mediator  when  we  pray  to  the Father: For there is one God and one Mediator between God and Men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom  for  all,  to  be  testified  in  due  time  (1  Timothy  2:5,  6). Why  would  the heavenly Father sacrifice His only Son to be a Mediator between us and Himself and then not answer our prayers? Jesus is our “Lawyer” in heaven; He pleads our case  and  represents  us  honestly,  because  He  is  our  High  Priest  and  has  been tested in all points like we have (Hebrews 4:14, 15).
  • God  can  be  trusted  to  answer  prayer  because  He  has  assigned  the Holy  Spirit  to  be  the  interpreter  in  cases  where  we are at a loss for words:  Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered (Romans 8:26).Most of us have had those times when we're searching for words to articulate our prayers to the Father and reached a point of frustration or stalling; this is where Paul says the Holy Spirit interprets our “groaning” to our Father. If God doesn’t answer prayer why has He assigned the Holy Spirit this task?
  • God can be trusted to answer prayer because He cannot lie:  God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man that He should repent. Has he said, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it (Numbers 23:19, 20).Prayer is mentioned more  than  600  times  in  the  Bible,  with  approximately  200  examples  of  actual prayers  recorded  in  the  Bible.  If  God  doesn’t  answer  prayer,  He has lied to us, which we know could not be true. God is truth! Therefore, He cannot lie. Don’t stop praying; God is waiting to answer.
  • God’s ways are far about ours; He knows what’s best for us:  Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon Him while He is near…. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,  says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:6, 8, 9).  Most of the time we have our minds made up that we know what is best for us,but God doesn’t think like we do and therefore gives us what is best in answer to our prayers.
  • God has a perfect disposition that continuously listens to our prayers and answers according to His will:  I love the Lord, because He has heard my  voice  and  my  supplications.  Because  He  has  inclined  His  ear  to  me, therefore I will call Him as long as I live (Psalm  116:1,2).As a mother’s ears are always  tuned  and  alert  to  the  sound  of  her  baby’s  voice,  God’s  ears  are  always open to hear the voice of his children.

These  are  only  ten  reasons  why  we  can  trust  our  heavenly  Father  to  answer  our prayers; there are many more. Our prayer relates to four major factors:

  1. Belief that God is
  2. Belief that God is listening
  3. Belief that God answers prayer
  4. Belief that God is listening and waiting for our prayers Therefore, don’t stop praying; the answer is coming. Revisit this site from time to time for additional helps and teachings on prayer.