Why pray if God already knows what He’s going to do?
“If God already knows what will happen and already has a plan in place, what’s the point of praying?” Maggie wonders. While our prayers today may not “change God’s mind” from yesterday, that does not mean that they have no impact. God eternally knows what He will do about everything (unlike humans who make decisions on the fly), and God also knows what we humans will freely do.
Should we still pray knowing that God knows what we need even before we ask for them?
God doesn’t need your prayers because He already knows what you need before you ask, but we desperately need Him in our lives; our prayers are a proactive act of faith on our part, and we must be willing to wrestle with our faith at God’s footstools in order to say, “Thy will be done.”
How does God tell us to pray?
u201cLet your reasonableness be known to all; the Lord is near; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.u201d
How do you let God know what you want?
Being completely honest about your thoughts and feelings will open God’s ears to your prayers. God knows everything you think and feel, so there’s no sense in hiding. As you’re asking for what you want, be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings.
What are signs that God is listening to your prayers?
God Is Answering Your Prayers in 4 Ways
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Scripture. God always speaks through His word.
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Others.
- God May Answer Your Prayers Audibly.
Why does God want us to ask?
God tells us to ask because prayer is an invitation for God to become personally involved in our lives, in whatever situations and circumstances we are facing, because He loves us so much.
What do I need from God?
When you don’t know what you need, ask God for these seven things.
- Wisdom. “Ask our generous God for wisdom, and he will give it to you.” u2014
- Strength. “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” u2014
What is the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
Does God tell us to pray?
u201cThen Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.u201d As you can see, the Bible commands us to pray and tells us what it accomplishes, so take advantage of this wonderful gift known as prayer.
What does Jesus say about prayer?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
What does God say about letting go?
2. Isaiah 43:18-19. We must learn to forget the past and move forward at all times; it is very difficult to move forward if we do not let go of the past.
How do I talk to God?
It’s fine to pray with your eyes open and your head held high, just as it’s fine to pray kneeling and silent. It’s common to recite some traditional prayers out loud, but it’s also very common to pray silently to yourself.
How do you trust God?
Trust Him in Realistic Ways
- Wait on the Lord and renew your hope.
- Plug into God’s Word every day.
- Walk in obedience to Him.
- Find security and confidence in Him alone.
What are the 7 signs of the Holy Spirit?
Wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which some Christians accept as a definitive list of specific attributes, while others see them as examples of the Holy Spirit’s work through the faithful.
Does God speak to you directly?
Yes, God speaks directly to humans, as evidenced by phrases like “And God spoke to Moses,” “the word of the Lord came to Jonah,” and “God said,” which appear over 2,000 times in the Old Testament.
How do you know when God speaks to you?
You can instead make new choices.
- God’s Audible Voice.
- Wise Counsel.
- Visions and Dreams.
- Your Inner Knowing.
- Blocked Paths.
- Do you do your devotions or Bible study every day but consciously choose to live in direct opposition to His word?