Prayers of the Unrighteous
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John 9:31
Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears.

Luke 18:10-14
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

James 4:3
You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your lusts.


Degrees of Sin
... The sin was not in making long prayers; for Christ was a whole night in prayer;
but to make long prayers that they might do unrighteous actions, made their sin ...
// ten commandments/3 2 degrees of sin.htm

To Leo, Bishop of Rome.
... bishop of Alexandria was not content with the illegal and very unrighteous deposition
of ... the church entrusted to me by the God of all, aided by your prayers. ...
/.../theodoret/the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/cxiii to leo bishop of.htm

But This, they Say, is the Very Thing which Disquiets Us...
... company of you who are unrighteous, that you may not remain unrighteous; we seek ...
anything, neither he that watereth, [2554] so soon as by prayers poured forth ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 10 43 but.htm

Faith of Sinners in Prayer
... study the Old Testament on this subject is the faith of unrighteous and backslidden
men in prayer, and the great confidence they had in the prayers of praying ...
/.../ and praying men/xi faith of sinners in.htm

Letter Lii. From Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus, to Leo. (See Vol. Iii ...
... of Alexandria was not satisfied with the illegal and most unrighteous deposition
of ... For having ruled through your prayers the church committed to me by the God ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/letter lii from theodoret bishop.htm

Against Plato, on the Cause of the Universe.
... 3. [1597] For all, the righteous and the unrighteous alike, shall be brought ... They
do not pass into an intermediate purgatory, nor require prayers for "the ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/against plato on the cause.htm

The First Epistle. To all the Ministers of the Church Catholic.
... distinct from the unbelieving, and the righteous from the unrighteous; since the ...
nor labour in vain; but, sustained by each other's prayers and supplications ...
// decretals/the first epistle to all.htm

The Universality of Prayer
... Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him
return unto ... the eye of God is upon him and His ear is opened to his prayers. ...
/.../bounds/the essentials of prayer/xii the universality of prayer.htm

As to the Charge that they Bring against Us...
... or after the forgiveness of sins, for which we make petition in our prayers; but
that ... if the body of Christ bears off the spoils of the unrighteous, and the ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 9 35 as.htm

Psalm XLIII.
... it was too little for thee to be thyself unrighteous, without also wishing Him to
be unrighteous, in that ... For many are heard in their prayers for many things. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xliii.htm

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