Not long ago, we had an interesting discussion at the dinner table, namely to what extent does it matter if I pray? After all, God knows what I want to say, he knows what I need and He has already made up his mind on this or that issue? In our discussion, we came up with the following reasons for the relevance of prayer. Firstly, we saw prayer an opportunity to live out a relationship which is acknowledging and honoring God. Secondly, prayer is helping us to regain the right focus and attitude. And our third insight was that prayer is God’s chosen “modus operandi” to intervene in our lives or our situation. Thomas A Terrants, expressed the latter one in more eloquent words: The Sovereign God, who is indeed omniscient, omnipotent, and good, has established prayer as the means by which we receive what he has promised and helped fulfill what he has ordained.”
In Summary, coming back to the question of our dinner discussion, prayer matters greatly. It is through prayer that God enriches and changes our lives as well as the lives of others.
Grace and peace,