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18 Reasons Why Prayer is Hindered or not Answered

Often we pray faithfully and wonder if God is hearing our prayers or we think we are praying incorrectly because they appear not to be answered or are hindered. The Holy Bible outlines eighteen reasons why prayer is hindered or not answered:

 

1. People don’t pray or spend enough time with the Lord.

James 4:2 “You do not have because you do not ask God.”

Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”

2. People don’t pray boldly, expectantly and specifically.

Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

3. People pray with the wrong motive.

James 4:3 “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

4. People pray out of the will of God.

I John 5:14 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

5. It might not be time for the prayer to be answered.

Daniel 10:12-13 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard and I have come in response to them. But the Prince of the Persian Kingdom resisted me twenty-one days.”

6. People have doubt and unbelief that their prayers will be answered.

James 1:5-7 “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.”

Mark 11:23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea, ‘ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.”

7. People do not pray in secret.

Matthew 6:6 “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

8. People are ungrateful and don’t praise God.

Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

9. People don’t use scripture as their prayer base.

Ephesians 6:17 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

10. People negate their own prayers with negative confessions; they curse their own requests.

Matthew 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

11. People curse each other’s situations and pray out of God’s will.

Matthew 6:7 “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.”

12. People stop praying before their prayer is answered; they lack persistence and don’t pray unceasingly.

I Thessalonians 5:16-17 “Be joyful always; pray continually.”

13. People don’t know how or are unwilling to receive from God.

Romans 5:17 “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”

14. People have iniquity in their heart.

Psalm 66:18 “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.”

15. People have sin in their words, thoughts and deeds.

John 9:31 “We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.”

16. People fail to pray offensively and defensively and properly battle the enemy.

Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

17. People take their eyes off Jesus and the power of his shed blood and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 28:9 “If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.”

18. People fail to ask and receive adequate prayer with others when needed.

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

 

 

The Holy Bible. New International Version by Biblica

Reference using BibleStudyTools.com

Click here to read what revolutionary results clients have said they received with the LENS…Low Energy Neurofeedback System.

If you or a family member wants an evaluation to determine the dependence on a substance and desire recovery from that substance abuse, please call me, Carol Ann Worthing, PhD, at 303-663-5846 or visit my Contact Page. I have professional experience with successful outcomes since 1992.

Carol Ann Worthing, PhD of Individual & Family Wholeness is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1992. She has her PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University in Arizona. She provides a safe and caring approach to your counseling and psychotherapy and evaluations for individuals, couples, families, and children. Her practice represents integrity, competency, and confidentiality, a safe and caring place for psychotherapy. It is her mission to guide you and your family to become emotionally and physically whole and to help you deliberately build your lives and families on that wholeness.

Christian Virtue and Faithfulness

In II Peter 1:5-8, Peter outlines how to develop Christian virtue and build faithfulness in yourself and others….

In II Peter 1:5-8 Peter states, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Holy Bible. New International Version by Biblica

Applying Paul’s principles to everyday life may include the following ideas for developing Christian character and building faithfulness in yourself and others…

  • Understand that you are a role-model for how God is viewed.
  • Be an example of faith as an individual, as a parent, spouse and member of the family and community.
  • Attend church or mass and other parish or church events.
  • Practice stewardship by getting involved in the needs of your church, parish and community.
  • Pray unceasingly…for on-the-spot needs, at mealtime, bedtime and with family and others.
  • Pray about decisions and choices that need to be made and seek the Lord’s guidance.
  • Pray for yourself, your family and others to honor and have a life-giving relationship with the Lord.
  • Discuss the Christian viewpoint of life events with family, friends and others.
  • Notice and give thanks for how the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit work in everyday life events.
  • Read and reflect on scripture often and discuss it with others.
  • Live-out the church calendar with established traditions and celebrations in your home and with others.
  • Reflect on and share your Christian education, sermons and homilies.
  • Study and discuss the lives of the Saints and other holy people, especially those from the Bible.
  • Practice forgiveness with others by apologizing for transgressions.
  • Make Christian choices rather than worldly choices with TV, music, games, movies, dress, etc…
  • Nurture associations with Christian friends and encourage them to witness to others.
  • Display Christian artifacts throughout your home.
  • Listen to the call of the Lord in your decision-making and choice of vocation.
  • Record and journal your spiritual experiences.
  • Align the expectations for your behavior with Christian values and the Ten Commandments.

Reference using BibleStudyTools.com

Click here to read what revolutionary results clients have said they received with the LENS…Low Energy Neurofeedback System.

If you or a family member wants an evaluation to determine the dependence on a substance and desire recovery from that substance abuse, please call me, Carol Ann Worthing, PhD, at 303-663-5846 or visit my Contact Page. I have professional experience with successful outcomes since 1992.

Carol Ann Worthing, PhD of Individual & Family Wholeness is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1992. She has her PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University in Arizona. She provides a safe and caring approach to your counseling and psychotherapy and evaluations for individuals, couples, families, and children. Her practice represents integrity, competency, and confidentiality, a safe and caring place for psychotherapy. It is her mission to guide you and your family to become emotionally and physically whole and to help you deliberately build your lives and families on that wholeness.

Funeral Arrangements

Making funeral arrangements at an emotional time after a loved one has died is heart-rending. Providing this pragmatic list of actions and activities required to plan a funeral is intended to facilitate the decision making process for this significant event.

While the following list may assist you with funeral arrangements, it does not include every consideration, especially personal biases, religion, creed, emotional contemplations, empathy, sympathy, or spiritual matters regarding all the circumstances which may unfold during the course of the events.

Notification / Communication

Family Members

Friends of the Deceased

Others

Additional Notes

Passwords Needed

Documents Needed

Social Media Messages (Facebook, etc...)

Transportation

Verify that both friends and family have arranged transportation to the funeral.

Apparel

For Family Members

For the Deceased

Graphic / Printing

Pictures

​Display Boards and Easels

Take-Away Memorial Pamphlet

Two-Sided Memorial Pamphlet

  • Picture
  • Vitals and Data
  • Poem
  • Psalm 23 or Other Scripture

Obituary

  • Notification Entity
  • Written Copy

Prayer Cards

  • ​Funeral Home
  • Other

Signature Book and Pen

Thank You Notes

Funeral Arrangements

Church

  • ​Presider
  • Co-Celebrant
  • Pastor

Tips

  • Pastor
  • Musicians
  • Other

Herse

  • ​Driver and Vehicle

Floral

  • Location
  • Contact
  • Specifications

Funeral Home

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact

Embalming

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact

Casket Rental

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact

Cremation

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact
  • Services
  • Urn
  • Columbarium
  • Mausoleum

Burial

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact

Burial Location

  • Location
  • Contact
  • Land Plot Purchase
  • Head Stone

Wake Viewing

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact

Post Wake Gathering

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact

Funeral Strategy

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact
  • Miscellaneous Participants
  • Readers
  • Readings
  • Poll-Bearers
  • Eulogy
  • Other

Post-Funeral Gathering

  • Schedule
  • Location
  • Contact

Music

Musicians

Music Selections

Miscellaneous and Business Matters

Life Insurance

Health Insurance

Social Security Benefits

Other Benefits

Credit Cards

Loans

Gifts

Physical Health

Psychological / Mental Helth

Spiritual Health

Other

Work / Business Arrangements

  • Employer
  • Clients
  • Strategic Partners

Action Items

  • Family Member's Requests
  • Friend's Requests
  • Other's Requests
  • Other

Did you know your cell phone might cause grave harm to your health?

By Dr. Mercola

No one wants to hear that something as “indispensable” as your cell phone might cause grave harm to your health, but that’s exactly what mounting evidence tells us we’re faced with.

Wireless phones and other gadgets have the potential to cause all sorts of health problems, from headaches to brain tumors. The link between brain cancer and cell phone use has been a particularly persistent one, and mounting research has only made this association stronger…

As mentioned in the featured video, previous research has shown that those who begin using cell phones heavily before age 20 have four to five times more brain cancer by their late 20s, compared to those whose exposure is minimal.

In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared cell phones a Class B Carcinogen, meaning a “possible cancer-causing agent,” based on the available research.

This places cell phones in the same category as diesel engine exhaust, some pesticides, and some heavy metals. The expert panel ruled that there was “some evidence” that regular cell phone use increased the risk of two types of tumors – brain tumors (gliomas) and acoustic neuromas.

When you consider the fact that your body is bioelectric, it’s easier to understand how and why biological damage from wireless phones might occur.1

For starters, your body uses electrons to communicate, and inside every cell are mitochondria, the “power plants” of the cell, and these mitochondria can be adversely impacted by electromagnetic fields, resulting in cellular dysfunction. Other mechanisms of harm have also been discovered in recent years.

Wireless Phone Use Increases Risk of Malignant Brain Tumor

The latest analysis,( 2,3 )published online ahead of print in October, was performed by Dr. Lennart Hardell, a professor of oncology at University of Örebro in Sweden, and statistician Michael Carlberg from the same University.

The pair looked at data from two previous case-controlled studies on Swedish patients diagnosed with malignant brain tumors during the periods of 1997-2003 and 2007-2009.

The patients were between the ages of 18 and 80 years old at the time of their diagnosis. Cell phone use was ascertained via questionnaires. (Use of a hands-free device counted as non-exposure.) In all, nearly 1,500 brain cancer patients were included, along with 3,530 cancer-free controls.

Using regression analysis, adjusted for gender, age, year of diagnosis, and socioeconomic index, the odds of developing a malignant and highly lethal brain cancer called glioma rose concurrently with increased cell phone use.

  • The more hours spent with a cell phone pressed to their ear, and the more years they’d spent using a mobile phone, the higher the odds were.
  • Those who logged the most amount of hours on their cell phones were twice as likely to develop glioma compared to those who used them the least

Those who used either a cell phone or cordless house phone for more than 25 years had triple the risk of glioma, compared to those who had used wireless telephones for less than one year

To put this risk ratio into some perspective, just over five people out of 100,000 were diagnosed with malignant brain cancer between 1995 and 2002. If that rate triples, the odds of developing a malignant brain tumor rise to about 16 out of 100,000.

But, there are also signs that technology is progressively getting more harmful—not less so… As noted in the featured article:4

“The case control studies covered periods during which phone technologies had changed considerably. It started with first generation analogue phones that had an output power of 1 W at about 900 MHz.

The 2nd generation GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) phones (2G) with either 900 or 1800 MHz frequency had pulsed output power averaging tens of mW.

The 3rd generation (3G) phones UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) are more amplitude modulated than pulsed, and typically use a broad frequency band (5 MHz width) from 700-3 590 MHz on a worldwide basis, and from 900-2 170 MHz in Europe with output power of the order of tens of µW.”

The findings show that 3G phones may cause more harm than earlier versions, raising the risk of brain cancer four-fold. It also appears to have shorter latency period—just five to 10 years, compared to about 25 years for earlier mobile phone versions.

Proposed Mechanisms of Harm

One mechanism of harm, published in 2010,5 explains how electromagnetic fields damage your cells and DNA by inducing a cellular stress response. The research was conducted by Dr. Martin Blank,6 PhD, a former Associate Professor at Columbia University in the department of physiology and cellular biophysics, and past president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society.

He gave an informative speech at the November 18, 2010 Commonwealth Club of California program, “The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields,” co-sponsored by ElectromagneticHealth.org.

In his lecture, Dr. Blank explained that DNA, with its “coil of coils” structure, is very vulnerable to electromagnetic fields. It possesses the same structural characteristics of a fractal antenna (electronic conduction and self-symmetry), and these two properties allow for greater reactivity of DNA to electromagnetic fields than other tissues.

Moreover, no heat is required for this DNA damage to occur. Dr. Blank believes the potential harm of wireless technologies can be significant, and that there’s plenty of peer-reviewed research to back up such suspicions.

A review of 11 long-term epidemiologic studies published in the journal Surgical Neurology7 in 2009 revealed that using a cell phone for 10 years or longer approximately doubles your risk of being diagnosed with a brain tumor on the same side of the head where the cell phone is typically held. Both Dr. Hardell and Carlberg were involved in that study as well, and these findings are very similar to the findings in their latest review, discussed earlier.

Another important study, funded by the US government, was published in JAMA8, 9 in 2011. Using a specialized brain scanner capable of detecting alterations in glucose, the researchers determined that cell phone radiation triggers your brain cells to metabolize glucose at an increased rate. Glucose metabolism equates to cell activation, so the findings indicate that radiation from your cell phone has a well-defined measureable influence on your brain. Essentially, each time you put a cell phone up to your ear, you’re artificially activating your brain cells. While that much is clear, it’s still unknown whether this excess glucose production is harmful, or can cause a cascade of problems down the line.

Common-Sense Guidelines to Protect Your and Your Family’s Health

It’s important to note that researchers are in general agreement that there’s a latency period of about 10 years or more before the damage shows up, which places children at greatest risk—a risk that is potentially exacerbated with more modern 3G technologies, which appear to be even more harmful than earlier versions.

From my perspective, the evidence clearly indicates that we need to invoke the precautionary principle with regards to cell phone use, as well as other wireless technologies. Until the industry starts taking this matter seriously, the responsibility to keep children safe falls on the parents. To minimize the risk to your brain, and that of your child, pay heed to the following advice:

  • Don’t let your child use a cell phone. Barring a life-threatening emergency, children should not use a cell phone, or a wireless device of any type. Children are far more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults, because of their thinner skull bones.
  • Keep your cell phone use to a minimum. Turn your cell phone off more often. Reserve it for emergencies or important matters. As long as your cell phone is on, it emits radiation intermittently, even when you are not actually making a call. Use a land line at home and at work.
  • Reduce or eliminate your use of other wireless devices. Just as with cell phones, it is important to ask yourself whether or not you really need to use them every single time. If you must use a portable home phone, use the older kind that operates at 900 MHz. They are no safer during calls, but at least some of them do not broadcast constantly even when no call is being made. Note the only way to truly be sure if there is an exposure from your cordless phone is to measure with an electrosmog meter, and it must be one that goes up to the frequency of your portable phone (so old meters won’t help much). As many portable phones are 5.8 Gigahertz, we recommend you look for RF meters that go up to 8 Gigahertz.
  • You can find RF meters at www.EMFSafetyStore.com. Even without an RF meter, you can be fairly certain your portable phone is problematic if the technology is labeled DECT, or digitally enhanced cordless technology. Alternatively, you can be very careful with the base station placement as that causes the bulk of the problem since it transmits signals 24/7, even when you aren’t talking. If you can keep the base station at least three rooms away from where you spend most of your time, and especially your bedroom, they may not be as damaging to your health. Ideally it would be helpful to turn off or disconnect your base station every night before you go to bed.
  • Limit cell phone use to areas with excellent reception. The weaker the reception, the more power your phone must use to transmit, and the more power it uses, the more radiation it emits, and the deeper the dangerous radio waves penetrate into your body. Ideally, you should only use your phone with full bars and good reception.
  • Avoid carrying your cell phone on your body, and do not sleep with it below your pillow or near your head. Ideally, put it in your purse or carrying bag. Placing a cell phone in your bra or in a shirt pocket over your heart is asking for trouble, as is placing it in a man’s pocket if he seeks to preserve his fertility. The most dangerous place to be, in terms of radiation exposure, is within about six inches of the emitting antenna. You do not want any part of your body within that area while the phone is on.
  • Don’t assume one cell phone is safer than another.There’s no such thing as a “safe” cell phone.
  • Respect others; many are highly sensitive to EMF. Some people who have become sensitive can feel the effects of others’ cell phones in the same room, even when it is on but not being used. If you are in a meeting, on public transportation, in a courtroom or other public places, such as a doctor’s office, keep your cell phone turned off out of consideration for the “secondhand radiation” effects. Children are also more vulnerable, so please avoid using your cell phone near children.
  • Use a well-shielded wired headset: Wired headsets will certainly allow you to keep the cell phone farther away from your body. However, if a wired headset is not well-shielded — and most of them are not — the wire itself can act as an antenna attracting and transmitting radiation directly to your brain. So make sure the wire used to transmit the signal to your ear is shielded. One of the best kinds of headsets use a combination of shielded wire and air-tube. These operate like a stethoscope, transmitting the sound to your head as an actual sound wave; although there are wires that still must be shielded, there is no wire that goes all the way up to your head.

 

 

 

 

If you or a family member wants an evaluation to determine the dependence on a substance and desire recovery from that substance abuse, please call me, Carol Ann Worthing, PhD, at 303-663-5846 or visit my Contact Page. I have professional experience with successful outcomes since 1992.

Carol Ann Worthing, PhD of Individual & Family Wholeness is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1992. She has her PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University in Arizona. She provides a safe and caring approach to your counseling and psychotherapy and evaluations for individuals, couples, families, and children. Her practice represents integrity, competency, and confidentiality, a safe and caring place for psychotherapy. It is her mission to guide you and your family to become emotionally and physically whole and to help you deliberately build your lives and families on that wholeness.

Twenty-Five Tips for Building a ‘Marriage of Honor’

By Carol Ann Worthing, PhD

‘Did You Know’ building a lasting ‘marriage of honor’ takes more than modeling from others and book knowledge? A ‘marriage of honor’ does not happen by chance. It takes a heartfelt desire to build a foundation for marriage that addresses a broad spectrum of the dynamic facets of relating in a marriage. The following twenty-five tips will facilitate the growth of your passion, intimacy and commitment to a ‘marriage of honor.’

  1. Give a healthy balance of time, attention, affection, affirmation and security to each other.
  2. Find time to be joyful, laugh and enjoy special interests together.
  3. Send gestures of love, affection, romance and intimacy that are significant to your partner.
  4. Make your partner a priority in your life.
  5. Maintain a healthy balance of oneness and separateness.
  6. Allow meal time to be a time of fellowship with each other.
  7. Be loyal, truthful, open, honest, transparent and accountable to one another.
  8. Be a peacemaker and a catalyst for reconciliation with each other.
  9. Be a supportive cheerleader as well as a coach to each other; inspire and encourage each other.
  10. Allow your partner to gently correct you; never embarrass or correct your partner in front of others.
  11. Don’t put each other on hold. Relate to each other as equals.
  12. Exhibit patience and respect in attitude, actions, communications and decision making.
  13. Express your appreciation of each other; be courteous and considerate of each other. Say thank you even in the small things of everyday life.
  14. Think before you speak and choose your words wisely.
  15. Communicate with truth from your heart and without control. Listen with your heart. Compromise and collaborate as you recognize the benefit of your individual positions. Respond graciously to each other about your differences.
  16. Know each other well…your visions and dreams, your deepest thoughts, your pain and your joy, your scars and disappointments, your fears and your cares.
  17. Cultivate a grateful attitude that comes from a gentle and quiet spirit; one that speaks of strength of character, self-control and dignity.
  18. Create a fair division of labor so neither of you are overwhelmed or excessively burdened.
  19. Be willing to learn from one another and to grow together.
  20. Develop healthy and balanced character traits within yourselves. Don’t let pride, stubbornness, self-will or selfishness take hold of you; surrender it immediately.
  21. Have a vision for your marriage, set goals and standards, make a follow through plan and re-evaluate that plan as an on-going process. Set reasonable expectations of each other.
  22. Allow your spouse to be your friend and confidant. Experience deep-down togetherness.
  23. Share your heartfelt spirituality, values and beliefs with one another in every aspect of your lives.
  24. Use your sufferings and adversity to bond with each other.
  25. Develop effective conflict management. Forgive, learn how to apologize and change behaviors when needed. Don’t just say I’m sorry. Ask and say, “Will you forgive me”…there’s a difference; it shows humility.

 

And Remember – “Every enduring marriage involves an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person.”

 

Click here to read what revolutionary results clients have said they received with the LENS…Low Energy Neurofeedback System.

If you or a family member wants an evaluation to determine the dependence on a substance and desire recovery from that substance abuse, please call me, Carol Ann Worthing, PhD, at 303-663-5846 or visit my Contact Page. I have professional experience with successful outcomes since 1992.

Carol Ann Worthing, PhD of Individual & Family Wholeness is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1992. She has her PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University in Arizona. She provides a safe and caring approach to your counseling and psychotherapy and evaluations for individuals, couples, families, and children. Her practice represents integrity, competency, and confidentiality, a safe and caring place for psychotherapy. It is her mission to guide you and your family to become emotionally and physically whole and to help you deliberately build your lives and families on that wholeness.