DOES GOD REALLY NEED OUR PRAYERS?
Since God knows every thought that goes through our minds - and all of our struggles - do you ever wonder why we still need to pray? ~ It's a fair question. God does know all of it already, but there is something that changes in US when we admit our lack of answers and our dependence on Him. ~ We need God, but we forget we do - and pride forms a subtle layer of self-reliance that walls-up our soft, tender, surrendered heart. ~ Prayer breaks down that wall. ~ And the more honest our prayer, the more the wall comes down. ~ You may think you need to get yourself presentable before you talk to God, yet the most powerful prayer is often the one whispered in utter defeat. ~ Just like a child freely telling their parent that they messed up, not even trying to explain it away, this kind of end-of-your-rope prayer is deeply appreciated and creates a deeper intimacy with your creator. ~ Prayer is for OUR benefit. It's a daily/hourly reset of our prideful hearts, bringing us closer to that delicious peace that transcends all understanding. ~