Does God hear sinners? Does God hear the prayer of sinners. Is the sinners prayer heard by God?
This is a question that many people wonder about. There is a sense in which God knows what sinners do and think because God knows everything. But does God hear them in the sense that he understands, cares, and acknowledges those prayers? That is really the question that is being asked.
Consider the following passages in answer to this question:
Psalm 34:15-16 "The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth."
Psalm 66:18 "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:"
Proverbs 15:29 "The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous."
Isaiah 59:1-2 "Behold, the LORDíS hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear."
1 Peter 3:12 "For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."
I believe the answer to the question is plainly stated in these passages. God doesn't hear the prayer of the wicked.