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If god is all-knowing, why do you pray?


according to religious people, their god knows all, what they think, what they are going to do etc. so why do people pray to it if it already knows what they are thinking?

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Sid Kemp (SidKemp) says

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    loveofnight 4 years ago

    What an awesome answer, for the life of me I could not come up with a decent answer. It was as if all these things that I know were far away from me.I guess I stopped praying years ago without knowing.Thanks much for your needed answer.

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    A beautiful viewpoint, @Crissylite. And even if you knew every thought of your children, encouraging them to communicate with you helps them become more outgoing. It strengthens them.

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    @CR Rookwood, wow. A profound answer. Ironically intellectual, but full of heart.


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    To paraphrase Hebrews 11:6, it is impossible to please God without faith. Without being fearless and confident, we remain trapped in physical reality. Prayer is the use of that faith to accomplish miracles.

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    Junaid Ghani Durrani (Junaid Ghani) 4 years ago

    Exactly correct. When we talk to each other, we actually revealing our identity.

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Junaid Ghani Durrani (Junaid Ghani) says

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    And it seems prayer has more to do with the one doing the praying -- helping them to grow, spiritually.

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    And wouldn't the deservedness be a function of one's faith (confidence)? Even with faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. That is no different than any of the other miracles I've seen, except in our considerations of possibilities.


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Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) says

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  • LIL-ANGEL-WINGS 4 years ago

    Now I understand what is it when I too (have walked the corridors of space and looked without human eyes at the world around me, while my body sat several meters away. And I have seen the miracles that real ) if I may Quote Lone77star Amen and Amen!


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    And to be like Christ is the highest ideal. Like Mark Twain said, "Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." May we all give sweet perfume to those who wrong us


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 4 years ago

    Perhaps the confusion occurs because you're looking at it from the wrong perspective. Prayer does not benefit God; prayer is for uplifting the one doing the prayer. And God's children are not Homo sapiens.


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