Why do we need to pray when God already knows our needs?
When the Lord teaches us to pray He tells us in Matthew 6:9-13 that “This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven……your will be done….” The questions arises, why do I need to pray when God already knows what I am going to ask and for that matter He already knows what He is going to do about it?
Do we have to tell God what we need or remind Him because He might have forgotten? Hardly, He never forgets us, He knows what we need and desire better than we do. He created us with a purpose, a great purpose and He loves us more than anyone else, even when we don’t pay any attention to Him. He wants to be our partner on the Great Adventure Called Life. And who better to be our partner than the Creator of all?
God wants us involved with Him in what He is doing, so pray for He tells us, “…ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10)
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
then I will enter his house and dine with him,
and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
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