Why Pray if our Father already knows what we need before we even speak a word?

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  1. bstiltner77 profile image72
    bstiltner77posted 5 years ago

    Why Pray if our Father already knows what we need before we even speak a word?

    According to Jesus, when we pray, we are praying to a Father who already knows what we need before we even utter a single syllable. So why pray at all? Do we do so in order to somehow get God's attention? Do we pray for the benefit of those who are listening to us? Do we pray in hopes to change God;s mind? No doubt, many answers could be given what is yours?

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  2. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Because communication is key. Just like a parent, he knows what is best for us but he wants to have us talk to him as well.

    1. Eunice Stuhlhofer profile image60
      Eunice Stuhlhoferposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true. In any case, God created us for fellowship among other things.

  3. profile image0
    Rayne123posted 5 years ago

    God knows all and knows what we want and need, however its like any family, if your mom and dad know what you want for Christmas but your child doesnt say it and stays silent, what kind of relationship would that be.

    God wants us to speak so he can have a close relationship with us and hear our voices in silent. He doesnt want to give us the world but not have us bother to speak to him. That would be rude.

    It is Gods way to be close to us, to hear in our hearts the truth.

  4. Porshadoxus profile image73
    Porshadoxusposted 5 years ago

    Praying is about growing relationship and growing faith.

  5. Carola Finch profile image94
    Carola Finchposted 5 years ago

    God instructs us to ask for what we need, even though He already knows.  The Lord's Prayer says "give us this day our daily bread" and Jesus and Paul both teach that if we need something, we are to ask for it in prayer in Jesus name. There are many examples in the Bible when prayer changed a situation, such as when God was angry with the Israelites and wanted to wipe them out, and  Mose's prayer changed His mind.  Prayer is not just about meeting our needs (which is selfish when you come to think of it), it is about asking God to transform our lives and the lives of others for good.  Prayer also makes us aware that we are totally dependent on Him for everything, and cultivates a spirit of thankfulness.

  6. renegadetory profile image100
    renegadetoryposted 5 years ago

    Because it is we who need it to strengthen our relationship with Him and to demonstrate to Him how much we need Him in our lives.  So ultimately, it for our benefit to pray.

  7. celafoe profile image59
    celafoeposted 5 years ago

    scripture says ask and it will be given ----------------

  8. jseven profile image83
    jsevenposted 5 years ago

    My dad once asked me this and I said, would you like it if I just sat or knelt in front of you silent every time I wanted to spend time with you? He must love the communion even if it's from a deaf person, we communicate with prayer and it's not all about asking, we adore and listen, too.

  9. cynthiaalburo0322 profile image60
    cynthiaalburo0322posted 5 years ago

    While praying in faith (wholeheartedly)  when we are depress and hopeless we prayed, we've felt the power of God overcoming with us even He knows already our prayer and that is the perfect time that we know then that God is listening.
    God grants prayer to those who prayed selfless, for the good of others. A "no" is not rejection for us but for a redirection. Do not ask why in everything we don't understand , It is always for our own benefit and salvation.

  10. wjlambert profile image72
    wjlambertposted 5 years ago

    I perceive that it is a recognition of God that is necessary.  Of course God knows what we need before we ask, but we need to recognize that.  If we did not know what to ask or ignored the fact that we needed it, there would be no initialization, no communication, no contact. 

    in my opinion, the key to resolving any problem is recognition of a problem.

 
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