Conditions For Answered Prayer

I couldn’t help but share this with my followers. George Mueller was a man of faith who knew what it was like to see God answer prayer. I encourage you to read these solidly biblical conditions to answered prayer.


As a teen, I assumed God was deaf and disinterested in our concerns. That was because many believers seemed to shout when they prayed. Their prayers frequently appeared to be agonizingly long, often fraught with a whimpering, begging quality.

I later learned that both impressions of God were woefully inaccurate. The sample prayer Jesus gave the disciples to utter, for instance, is profound, yet simple, taking about 20 seconds to repeat. (See Matthew 6:9-13). Its contents testify of God’s intense interest in our requests, if we will but come to Him as a little child. (See Matthew 18:2-4)

George Muller of Bristol, England (1805-1898) has offered five conditions for answered prayer:

1. Entire dependence upon the merits and mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ, as the only basis for His blessing: “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the…

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3 thoughts on “Conditions For Answered Prayer

  1. “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the LORD would have not listened…” Psalm 66v18. There is a whole sermon in that one verse, brother. I shall take it to ‘my’ heart and ‘cherish’ it for 2018. Thank you 🙂

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