And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.Matthew 6:8 NKJV
Jesus tells us that the reason that you don’t have to pray something over and over again is that your Father in Heaven already knows what you need before you ask. You are not informing Him of anything, you are asking Him to intervene. It doesn’t do any good to keep asking. You can’t just wear Him down like a kid begging Mom for a candy bar.
Now here’s the question: If God loves me, and He knows what I need, then why do I have to ask Him at all? The ramifications of that question have been debated for centuries. There have been lots of spiritual sounding religious explanations, but none of the are very satisfying. Today we find out: Why Pray?
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