As a result, some believe that God does not hear and/or will never answer the prayers of an unbeliever. In context, though, John 9:31 is saying that God does not perform miracles through an unbeliever. read more
To understand the answer, one must first realize that all people sin, and have cut themselves off from God. This is explained in Romans 3:23 and 5:21: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “…as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” read more
Generally speaking, God does not answer the prayers of unbelievers because they are not sanctified in Christ. The requests and demands that they might make in prayer are not through the sanctifying work of the sacrifice on the cross, nor are they being humbly subject to the will of God. read more
Does God hear the prayer of an unbeliever? Because God is all knowing, He hears all things, including every prayer of every unbeliever or sinner. In addition to hearing their prayers, God offers several examples in the Bible of responding to the prayers of unbelievers. read more
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.