“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” -Romans 8:32
Here is the point- it was not because we had sought Him so hard that He eventually sent His only Son to die for us on the cross! In chapter five of the same book, verse eight, Paul reminds us that, ‘while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” Not when we had learned to get our act together, then He came to aid us! By no means! Twas while we were still in the quagmire of sin that He came for us! In Genesis, we are reminded that “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth…” and it was the same God out of His own will that “He said, ‘Let us create man in our image!'” We did not send a cry from the bottoms of wherever to Him saying ‘God, we want to be on earth now. Put us in.” Never! We were not; then He decided when and how we will be! Hallelujah! So we see, from times past, God has always done things because He is well able to accomplish His desires without our requests!
Back to prayers- with this in mind, it is not the length of prayers- for even Christ warned about long, repetitive prayers, nor is it the lack of prayers for the same Lord expects us to pray for He says in one place “WHEN YOU PRAY!”-however, it is because in His nature God is such a one who gives according to His riches, and ultimately according to His desires and will- not so much according to our selfish efforts or wants- but according to His will.
If He did not spare His only Son but gave Him up for our salvation- that His name may be glorified, as He looks down to us and sees our situation and how glorifying to His name His response will be, then in His abundance, He will give us all things. All things, not to mean all we want but all His Spirit has laid in our hearts for dear friends let us remember that our asking should be according to His will. So He says in John 15:5- Abide in Me, and my words abide in you- then you will ask anything in my name, and it shall be given you!”
Therefore, God answers prayers because, from the word go, he gave Christ for our salvation- justification, sanctification, and glorification. Whatever it is you are asking of Him, know this one thing- HE WILL ANSWER BECAUSE IT IS IN HIS NATURE TO GIVE BEFORE WE ASK! Moreover, when we ask- as we abide- it shall be in-line with His will. Amen!