Confess thoughts for answered prayer? When I pray to God I make sure I am obeying Him, and keeping the commandments which is an easy thing to do. But I was told by a Christian expert that we are even suppose to confess thoughts and things we say that are harmful because God will not answer prayer if we hold sin in our life. So the question is can God answer a prayer when we have not confessed certain thoughts. Will He answer a prayer if there are sinful thoughts in my head? Aren't our actions the ones that keep God from answering our prayers and not the thoughts since thoughts are just that. They are not actual sin.