KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 10:34 KJV “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:”
God our Father loves every one of us with the same love. Unfortunately, some children of God believe, others have a special standing before God, and so their prayers would be heard, and not theirs. This is not true. John 17:23 KJV” I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me .”The Lord is saying that God the father loves us just as He loves Him the son.
Please are you included in the phrase ‘has loved them?’ Yes, certainly, every Christian is part of’ the ‘them’. When you gave your life to Jesus you became the very righteousness of God. (2nd Corinth 5:21) Righteousness is God’s nature that He imparted to your spirit. It gives you access to stand in His presence without any sense of guilt or sin. It is just like Jesus in the presence of the father. No one has a higher righteousness then anyone. We all have the same. Please consider Jesus statement in the following verse. Matthew 7:8 KJV” For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”. Are you one of the anyone? A delay does not mean, God has not heard and attended to your prayer.
When praying, we do so in the name of Jesus (John 16:23). This makes every body’s request go to the Father as Jesus Himself. A person’s gift does not in any way make his prayers anymore weightier than yours. God has no favorites. What you need to do, is to develop a deeper personal fellowship with the father. This would raise your confidence and faith in Him. As the Lord prayed and said, I thank you Father, that you hear me always. You should boldly say the same. Stop believing that God would listen to others, and not you.
Thank you, Father, that you do not have favorites. You always hear me when I pray. As the righteousness of God, I have a perfect standing before your throne and it gives me an unhindered access to receive answers to my prayers.
John 16:23 KJV” And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you”.
James 5:16 KJV “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”.