• For the sake of communication. Ask and it shall be recived. The Bible ask for you to pray and communicatr anbd tlak to God and read the bible to strengthen you belief. I could be wrong though. Just be warned, youre not going to find the answer you want. Atleast probably not on here. Try attending a real church (one that isn't crazed--and yes, they do exist-- and ask the pastor after sitting through the services, thats the only way you'll know the church is "real").
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Of course the questioner is going to find a reasonable answer here. All he or she needs is an open-mind.
  • Because humans sometimes dont know what we're going to say until we say it out loud, hence the "Why did I say that?" experience.
  • He has billions of people praying to cannot assume that he can always, 24/7, know you specifically and singularly..the cacophony is very loud..He cannot expect to read everyone's mind prayer helps Him focus on you at the moment you pray! :)
    • pugwashjw65
      1 John 3:20 says he he has to know about every prayer, no matter how many... also he has myriads of angels [ messengers] and they know who are praying...they would have to be messengers FOR Jehovah God [ (Exodus 6:3) And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but with regard to my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them. Jehovah wants his name used. So he will get all the prayers.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "you cannot assume that he can always, 24/7, know you specifically and singularly.." Such a witless answer to claim that God has limits. Jeremiah 17:10 "I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."
  • The same point in making a movie even though you can buy the book. It's not a "reality" until you manifest it.
  • I'm not the father but in general when I'm approached it's done politely!
  • Its all about being humble...Jehovah does know but its nice to be asked...
  • Good point but remember that religion always falls back on "God works in mysterious ways" and the dogma should be believed no matter how ridiculous.
  • A prayer is to keep in touch with God. Jude 1:21 "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."
  • Children turn to their natural parents for all kinds of things; Jehovah is our heavenly Father. He encourages his "children" to come to him. in prayer with their concerns. It also shows that we trust that he will provide an answer for us.
  • That you have heard a deeper part of yourself that is connected to something far greater and mysteriously connected and whole. If it's natural to pray then pray. Mine tend to be simple: that I may see clearly the way.
  • There is no point in prayer whether your are atheist or Christian. Atheists know gods do not exist, thus praying is just talking to yourself. If a Christian believes his deity is omniscient, that deity will know what he wants before he prays, so praying is futile in this case too. Supposedly, the deity knows what is best for everyone and has his own plans for them, so praying may be insulting to that deity when one prays for something the deity does not plan to give him. Praying could offend such a deity.
  • Hey, knock it off, keep that up and people are going to realize it is pointless.
  • cause he wants you to ask him
  • This is when results will happen.
  • You must be humble enough to ask...
  • Prayer is how we communicate with God, he invites us to draw close to him in James 4:8, one way to do that is through prayer. Expressing oneself in a genuine heartfelt prayer can give one the opportunity to thank God for all of his wonderful acts. Through prayer we can explain how the ransom sacrifice of Jesus Christ has impacted our lives and has given us hope for the future. Can we call the leader of any country any time? Yet, our Almighty Creator encourages us to “throw our burdens” on him so that he will sustain us (Ps 55:22), we can do this any time as often as needed. What a privilege!
  • There's no point in it whether you believe or don't believe. If a deity is wise, he knows what you need and will not give you thing you don't need. There's no need to ask for anything if a deity is so wise.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      If a deity continues to give a person blessings, he or she will think they were a coincidence. The word "strive" is what keeps a person continuously asking for a certain thing.
  • Jehovah Gives everyone a chance to change their mind...for the better... Right up till Armageddon... (Matthew 24:36)
  • He realizes you truly are up the creek! ( I suppose )

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