If God knows everything already, why should we pray?

God already knows what is going to happen, He has already gone before us. But He wants us to talk to him because He wants a RELATIONSHIP with us. Think about your best friend. If you never talked with them, hung out with them or even looked at them, are they really your best friend? No. God wants to be our best friend, however. He wants us to talk with him and tell him our worries, our fears, and even funny things that happen to us. We can talk to God about everything!

God wants us to know Him and created us for a relationship with him. He wants to be our best friend!

  • God really does answer prayer. God in his sovereignty chooses to use our prayers to accomplish his purposes, his will. So, God has ordained that certain things would happen in response to our prayer.  Basically, what we’re asking in prayer matters! This is so cool and should cause us to pray without ceasing or stopping!
  • God loves us through prayer. Which means that we get to know God through prayer and He loves us through it. We feel closer to Him and that means we feel His love even greater.
  • We love God through prayer. When we worship God through prayer, we tell Him we love him. We thank Him for everything He has done.

Sometimes it can be hard to come up with the right words. We don’t always know what to say, but the Bible says the Holy Spirit speaks for us! In Romans 8:26 it says, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” God gave us the Holy Spirit to make it even easier to talk to him!

God does know everything already, but He has a sincere desire to hear what is on our mind. Our expressions of love, devotion, and praise tell God that He comes first in our lives. Our petitions for God’s intervention in our lives inform God of our trust in Him to accomplish for us what we cannot do for ourselves. When we repent to God we acknowledge our failings and pledge through obedience to be better, do better, and make a difference in the world. When we repeat to God His Words from Scripture in prayer we embrace His message and accept His will.

Regardless of the fact that God already knows everything, prayer is the most powerful tool we have to strengthen our relationship with Him. So, pray often. Pray fervently. Pray with purpose. Pray in love. Pray with the expectation of growth in your relationship with God, and be blessed.

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