Why is God saying no to my prayers? Firstly, whatever you might be praying for might not be the will of God in your life, but God has something bigger in store for you (Luke 22). Secondly, God is saying no because you have sinned (2 Samuel 11). Thirdly, God might be saying no because of wrong motive (James 4: 3). Why are we asking for what we are asking? This is key. Pure motive gets God’s attention an impure motive does not. Fourthly, it’s just not the right time (Luke 1). Sometimes, God is saying no right now, but yes for later. Finally, God is saying no to your prayers because He wants you to experience His power and grace. Paul asked God to take away a thorn in his flesh three times but he was given the same answer (2 Corinthians 12: 9). Hopefully this short list helps you understand better why our payers are not being answered. At the end of the day, God has our best interest in mind, we just have to trust Him.