Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Why Prayer?

If God knows everything, why do we need to pray? If God knows what we need, why do we have to ask? May I suggest that this misses the whole point of prayer. The point of prayer is not to get us what we want, but to build a trust relationship with God (Proverbs 3:5,6; Psalms 37:3-6; 127:1,2). Now God gives good things, even to those who reject Him (Matthew 5:45; Acts 14:17; James 1:17). But He also reserves others for those who ask (1 John 5:14,15; Matthew 7:7-11; James 4:1-3). God wants us to know where these things come from and to trust Him for them.

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