So many Christians struggle with prayer. Despite hundreds of books and millions of sermons about how and why we should pray, most of us are left with unresolved guilt about not praying, or rigid formulas designed to force us to pray. After having examined prayer through the model of the Lord’s Prayer (found here) and as part of our series on Spiritual Disciplines (found here), we now turn to answer some of the toughest and most honest questions about prayer: Why pray if God already knows my needs? Does God ever change His mind? If God is sovereign and in control of all things, why pray at all?
Why does Jesus teach that God will do anything we ask, when that doesn’t seem to happen in my life? Are some prayers heard more than others? If prayer is a conversation, why don’t I ever hear back from God? If our prayer is not answered, is it because we lacked faith? How can we know the difference between God speaking back to us and our own thoughts? Is it true that prayer is more to change us than the circumstances around us?
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