For the last few weeks at church we have been going through a series on prayer each Wednesday night. Last week the pastor touched on a topic, and I had some concerns, but tonight, he expressed a pretty clear opinion that I am not sure what I think about.
Last week, he was speaking on sin in our lives and how we need to confess sin before we pray about anything else. In fact, if we do not confess our sins first, then God will not listen to our other prayers. hmmm... while I believe that confession of sins is important, will God turn a deaf ear if we pray in the wrong order?
Tonight, he was talking about praying without ceasing. He asked the question, "Who can pray?" We all answered, "Everyone". To that he said, "The Bible is clear that God does not hear the prayers of unbelievers but yes, ALL believers should pray." Huh?
So, does God hear the prayers of unbelievers? Is there scripture to back up this idea?