Should We Pray for Trivial Things?
I believe in the power of prayer, but I get irritated when I hear people talk about how God answered their prayer. Often, when we’re debating whether or not to pray for these small, everyday things, what we’re really asking is, “Does God care?” “God does care,” we might say after a prayer is answered for your high school football team.
Does God care about us? Yes, but this should not be confused with God ensuring our pleasure and giving us what we want. As long as our comfort and desires are the focus of our prayers, we will remain in danger.
Moving Toward Selflessness
Prayer is about tuning our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls to God’s melody. For 30 days, I thanked God for everything I’ve been given. By shifting the focus of prayer away from myself, I was able to pray, think, and live more selflessly. Talking about what God wants is another way of asking, “What is God’s will?”
Can you pray to God for things?
Although you may have a long list of specific things you want from God, another good thing to pray for is that His will be done in your life. Ask Him to move and use you in whatever way He sees fit, not just how you want, and to help you want the things He wants for you.
Should we pray to God about everything?
We need prayer more than anything else in the world right now; God doesn’t need your prayers because He already knows what you need before you ask, but we desperately need Him in our lives, and our prayers are a proactive act of faith on our part.
Should we ask God for big things?
Go ahead, son or daughter, ask big; give him the reward his work on earth and his intercession today in heaven deserve.
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.
Does prayer change God?
We, like Abraham, frequently pray for things. u201cI, the Lord, do not change.u201d (Malachi 3:6) The idea of praying to change God’s will is arrogant, as it implies that we know better than God. In Gethsemane, Jesus set the example by praying for God’s will to be done, not His own.
Why pray if God’s will is done?
We pray not to be in control, but to be open to the blessings of peace, understanding, insight, confidence, and strength that the Lord is ready and willing to bestow, so that we can move forward better able to navigate the next curveball that lifeu2014not necessarily the Lordu2014throws at us.
How does Jesus tell us to pray?
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.
How do I ask God for big?
Here are a few specific steps to help you grow in faith and see God do big things through prayer.
- Watch, study, and learn about Jesus’ faith. Who do you know who has radical faith?
- Try it out. Pray BIG!
- Take notes. As you ask God for specific things, write them down.
How do you pray big?
I’m going to break down four ways you can pray big even if you’re feeling small.
- Pray with Expectation. Believing is the most important thing you can do when praying for something big to happen in your life.
- Pray with a Partner. Prayer is a powerful thing.
- Pray with Contentment. I know that sounds crazy.
What does the Bible say about big prayers?
u201cLet your reasonableness be known to everyone; the Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.u201d
How do I hear what God wants me to do?
What Is The Best Way To Hear God’s Voice?
- Humble yourself and get down on your knees.
- Pray for God to reveal Himself to you in a way that can’t be missed.
- Use my “Prayer To Hear God’s Voice” below.
- Ask God to speak to you, in the name of Jesus.
Can I ask God for faith?
Ask God to increase your faith because it is impossible to please God without faith (11:6), but it is possible to please Him with faith! An increased faith yields an increased desire to please God, crushing any desire to please man.
Can you ask God for signs?
God wants His people to rely on Him for deliverance, so asking Him for a sign today means we want to know what He has to say before we act. But God knows our motives, so if we’re asking for a sign for ourselves u2013 a selfish and pointless desire to know u2013 you won’t get one.