God Can Hear Our Prayers (Part I)

Part Two – God Wants to Hear My Prayers (Part II)

Part Three – Why Pray? (Part III)

by Janis Cox

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How can we know that God can hear our prayers?

How can we know that God wants to hear our prayers?

How can we know that God can act on our prayers?

I have been mulling around these questions and hopefully will have answers over the next three Fridays.

Today – question one:

How can we know that God can hear our prayers?

Besides the fact that I just know He does, through my faith  – I have come up with several reasons from Scripture why we can know for sure that He does hear our prayers.

1. The belief in the all encompassing POWER of our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. I love this passage in Colossians:

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:15-17 NIV).

Don’t you just love the phrase – By Him All things were created, and in Him all things hold together? That certainly solidifies it for me. There is POWER here.

2.  The majesty and immensity of our God of creation. After watching the video by Louie Giglio I held my breath.

“This is what God the LORD says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it”  (Isaiah 42:5).

Louie’s video shows the universe – to the ends of the universe and what we see when we get to the last picture – is outstanding, gluing all things together for me. God does HOLD ALL things together. We go to the ends of the universe and the Hubble telescope show us – a Cross.

Another video by Louie Giglio (for a quick check go 2:50 minutes in) talks about a cell adhesion molecule called Laminin.

Here is a diagram of the Laminin molecule.

Laminin is vital to making sure overall body structures hold together.

And it is in the shape of a Cross.

Christ does hold ALL things together.

These are two very important reasons why our God can:

  1. Wake me up during my night’s sleep whenever He chooses to call me to prayer, or to rethink my past day.
  2. Put people and incidents in my daily path – God-incidents.
  3. Make miracles happen.

His power is one reason why my prayers are important.

He can call me to pray; He can hear me when I pray; He can answer my prayers.


From my Gratitude Journal this week.

15. My soft blanket to snuggle with during my morning prayer time.

16. A friends’ email message.

17. Cooing of the doves

18. Three wonderful children

19. Three wonderful children-in-law

20. Four wonderful grandchildren

21. My Dad who taught me to stand tall


Father, Lord of the Universe, Maker of all creation, I am humbled to think You desire to communicate with me. Thank You for showing me Your power. Continue to guide me, grow me and help me to live a life worthy of Jesus. In His name. AMEN.



  1. Great post Jan. The picture of the Laminin molecule is great. I heard about that at a worship service at Presbytery. I totally believe that God is within us holding us together. The sign of the cross means so much more than just an instrument of torture. Thanks for your post. Janet

    1. Wow – a year later [I posted this one year ago]… Yes God is holding us together. And that cross is a blessing – something we hold up and look up to – the resurrection – the breaking through – the freedom God has given us who believe.

  2. So often, we don’t realize that God has been present with us, and answered our prayers, until the event has passed. We call it “Hindsight”. When we look back on our day, or an important event, we see the glory of God’s presence. We understand God’s answer to our prayers. The following scripture also undergirds this thought. It is part of the story of Moses and his search for affirmation that God is truly leading him. Moses asks to see God’s glory, even after the escape from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and years in the wilderness.

    Exodus 33:21-23
    Then the Lord said (to Moses), “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

    This comment was requested by Janet Stobie. http://www.janet-stobie.com/

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