1 Samuel 7:3 NLT “Then Samuel said to all the people of Israel, “If you want to return to the Lord with all your hearts, get rid of your foreign gods and your images of Ashtoreth. Turn your hearts to the Lord and obey him alone; then he will rescue you from the Philistines.”
Basically, it means, get rid of your sins, turn your hearts to Him, and obey, and then God will answer your prayers. The problem is you can be in church thinking you turn to Him but have not gotten rid of your sin.
Pastor Steve Kim