We all want God to answer our prayers. Here are 3 keys to help you head in the right direction.
1) Pray in Jesus' Name! Jesus Christ is God's Son Who died on the cross so our sins could be forgiven. If we ask God's forgiveness and accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, our sins can be forgiven and we can become a child of God. Just as a good father loves his children, so God our heavenly Father loves us and wants you to be His child. So come to God in the Name of Jesus!
2) Pray according to God's will. Even Jesus said to God His Father, "Not My will but Yours be done." We need to ask God for His plans for our lives. Read the Bible to find out how He wants us to live. Ask God for wisdom and He will give it to you. Sometimes we don't even know how to pray; God will show you!
3) Pray with faith and patience! God loves you and loves to hear and answer your prayers. He asks us to pray in faith. "Whatsoever things you ask, when you pray, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted unto you." God sometimes answers prayers quickly; other times, His answer may come in unexpected ways or may take a long time. Believe that God loves you; praise and worship Him; and be patient and full of faith in waiting for His answer!