The Sinners Prayer... Does God Hear You?
God does not here the prayer of a sinner but He does here the sinners prayer. This may confuse you at first but allow me to explain. God is Holy and cannot look upon sin- it's not in His omniscience (the capacity to know everything infinitely) especially when He paid for sin completely already.
When Jesus said "it is finished" He meant it!
So how does He look upon us? Well for starters if you don't know Jesus God doesn't know you. That sounds harsh I know but stay with me.
"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:17-18
The prayer of a sinner is a lot more than one thinks. You cannot pray to God unless you know Him and more importantly if He knows you. Everyone prays (so they say) but everyone is known by Him in only One Way. When He looks down from Heaven what do you think He see's or who does He see? You know God only see's believers. Believers are not sinners in His eyes but only forgiven. Unbelievers don't have a prayer...again this is harsh but true. Let's say you have a Dad you never spoke too, although you exist in his eyes, there is no relationship. He may love you but there is no connection. Then he dies. Then you need him all of a sudden but can't find him. you are alone.
To Be continued... for sure!
When You Pray
Jesus Of Nazareth
The Sinners Prayer Steps