28 Reasons For Unanswered Prayer

Updated: Nov 21



There are many Christians who wonder why their prayers aren't being answered. I pray that this list will give you some insight about the subject.


28 Reasons For Unanswered Prayer


1. Refuse to Hear the Truth (Proverbs 28:9)


2. Won't Listen to God or God's Word (Dt. 3:26)


3. Refuse to Hear or Help the Poor/Needy (Prov. 21:13)


4. Lack of Humility or Full of Pride (2 Chron. 7:14)


5. A hardened heart (Zech. 7:12, 13)


6. Forsaking God or Giving Up On God (2 Chron. 15:2)


7. Praying amiss (wrong motives) (James 4:3)


8. Regarding iniquity (Ps. 66:18)


9. Unbelief (Mt. 17:20,21; Mt. 21:22)


10. Marital Strife (I Pet.3:7)


11. Parading your prayer-life (Mt. 5:6)


12. Sin (Ja. 4:1-5; Is. 59:2; John 9:31)


13. Vain (useless) repetitions (Mt. 6:7)


14. Being discouraged (or lack of persistence/belief) (Lk. 18:1-8)


15. Doubt and doublemindedness (Ja. 1:5-8)


16. Anxiety and worry (Phil. 4:6)


17. Hypocrisy (Lk. 18:9-14)


18. Unforgiveness (Mt. 6:14, 15; Mk. 11:25, 26)


19. Not tithing (Mal 3:8,9,10)


20. Rebellion against God’s Word (Prov. 1:24-28; Zech. 7:11-14)


21. Presumption and pride (Luke 18:10-14)


22. Unconfessed sin (Ps. 66:18)


23. Demonic attack (Daniel 10: 10)


24. Lack of sincerity (Mt. 6:5)


25. Being unsaved (an unbeliever) (John 17)


26. Curses (Deut. 28)


27. Willful stubbornness (Ps 81:11-12)


28. Not fasting (Daniel 9:3-21)

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