In this I am speaking of believers, not the lost. I have been pondering some issues about prayers. Week after week I set in church and hear prayer requests that have raised a question. The question is does God answer prayers that are crop failure type prayers? First let me clarify some of what those are. They would be prayers asking for healing or relief from the possible results of our own actions. In other words we willfully disobey a command or precept and are now facing the results, and we want God to supernaturally clean up our mess. In looking through the bible I cannot find a single time where God answered a prayer to overcome the results of a persons disobedience. I am reminded of the warning in Proverbs 1:20-30 and of David's son (baby) who was taken by the Lord. Let me give some examples of what I am talking about. First let me say when I use the term healing I mean supernatural instant healing with no outside medial treatment. A person smokes for years and gets some form of cancer and then asks for prayer. I have NEVER seen a healing for such. Yes they can go to the Doctor and get treatment but the result is no different than a lost person who has had no prayer. Some recover and some die. Or someone who played around with sex. Can they ask God for crop failure and have any expectation of it happening? I don't think so. There are many others but I think you get the drift of this. So is there any scripture that suggests God will answer prayers as asked if we disobey His commands or precepts? One ast thing. I am not speaking about times like Jonah or the Hebrews when they were under judgement or a call. Are we many times praying in vain?