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Stepping Stones: Why Pray?

Stepping Stones: Why Pray?
March 28, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
Did you ever ask yourself this question? Why do we pray when God already knows what will happen in our future? Can we change God’s mind? According to God’s Word we can. Not sure how or why, but our prayers are important to God. First there was Abraham (Genesis 18:23-33) who pleaded with God to change His mind and let the people of Sodom and Gomorrah live. Notice how Abraham even pushed it. And how about Moses? Remember when God was going to destroy His people? (Exodus 32:9-14) Again, Moses changed Gods mind. God wants to see our heart and our motives aligning more with His and He sees our core in our prayers…and He listens.

Prayer
Lord when I have prayed on behalf of someone else I have seen things change. I have prayed for healings in body, mind, and spirit and watched excitedly for Your answers. To God be all the Glory! I thank You Jesus for Your healing. I thank You Holy Spirit for your direction and I thank you God for listening and answering prayers. My desire is to be close to You. When I stray (which You know I will) I know You will gently bring me back. I ask these things in the precious Name of Jesus. Amen.

The Truth
Then he said, oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose 10 are found there? And He said I will not destroy it on account of the ten.
Genesis 18: 32
So the Lord changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people
Exodus 32: 14
And what was God’s answer to him…?
Romans 11:4

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