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reason for prayer

been pondering this with my curse of an analytical mind---i know many think that god has our lives planned out--for an example lots is his will and if i apply for a job and get it, hence was his will; but if i do not get it (job) then it wasn't his will in the first place---question is then why pray for the job, why ask for prayer for the job--what is the real purpose of prayer if HE already knows the answer and knows what he is doing---ain't i contradicting HIM, and questioning HIM by praying??

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jdmyangel

Asked by jdmyangel at 3:11 PM on Feb. 21, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • lol, sometimes life is life, no will about it. sometimes you get a flat tire, doesn't mean God put a nail in the road so you could get one. He knows you'll get one, so he might just use that for something, like to give you a blessing, maybe someone new in town helps you and you become friends. or you just fix it and go about your day, no reasoning behind it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • suggestion -do what I do, I don't pray for a specific solution from God. Instead I pray for strength, guidance to realize that what ever happens somehow I will be able to deal with it.
    lfl

    Answer by lfl at 3:24 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • I agree with lfl. We should pray for guidance. The Lord does provide for us and the Lord knows what's best for us. You can't just sit around though and wait for something to fall in your lap either. If you know you're qualified for a job and it's the right one for you, you have to work for it. God does provide, and is there to help and guide you, but he doesn't just place things in your lap. You have to work for it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • You know and love your child. You know what is best for him and a lot of the time you even know what he wants before he even asks. Yet you want him to talk to you, correct? You want to have a relationship with him- be able to talk to you and with you about anything. You want him to come to you with his excitement, wonder, doubts, fears, hopes and dreams. That's the way God the Father is. He wants to have that type of relationship with us.
    Yes, He does have a plan for us. Yes, we can ask Him to help us get the job or whatever that He wants us to have. But He gives us the choice. We get to choose whether we go down His path --by praying, living correctly, etc, or doing things our own way. I dont think His will means He will prevent you from getting a certain job unless you ask his guidance.
    duckigrrl

    Answer by duckigrrl at 5:37 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • No, if you look in Matthew where Jesus gave the model prayer, he taught us to pray for our daily bread. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to cast our cares upon him. Phillipians 4:6 tells us to let our requests be made known to God. God is directing us to go to him w/ our concerns.
    CorrinaWithrow

    Answer by CorrinaWithrow at 6:38 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • Prayer isn't about aligning God's will with yours, it's the just the opposite: for aligning your will with Gods.



    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • Since we're supposed to have a relationship with God, prayer is our half of the conversation. The Bible is His half. Also, although God already knows what we want and need and are going to ask for when we pray, prayer is us showing Him that we know it, too.
    ceallaigh

    Answer by ceallaigh at 10:34 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_4g8_e16dc


    Know this he will never leave you, may this be your refuge no matter what.

    mommymadness30

    Answer by mommymadness30 at 4:04 AM on Feb. 22, 2010

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