Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #1 (If God knows what we need already, why pray?)

Renee Ann Smith —  February 20, 2012 — 15 Comments

My Top 5 Reasons to Pray: When Jesus was on earth, He taught his disciples to ask for everything from forgiveness to their daily bread. But if God knows what we need already, why do we have to ask? I’d like to answer that in the first part of a little series I’m calling my top 5 reasons to pray.

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” ~Matthew 7:9-11~

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Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

15 responses to Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #1 (If God knows what we need already, why pray?)

  1. Excellent as always Renee! Thank you!

  2. Yes, prayer develops that relationship, doesn’t it? Beautiful! I mentioned your blog on mine today. 🙂 Love you, friend!

  3. Great first reason … looking forward to the rest.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

  4. Thanks so much for encouragement and support, Julie, Melanie, and Glenda! Blessings!

  5. Absolutely adore these video post. Thanks so much for your faithfulness.

  6. Your video on our reasons to pray spoke to me in a great way! Thank you for sharing from your heart!

  7. Oh yes! Just as I want my children to run to me, God wants me to run to Him! Love your vlog!!

  8. Thanks for sharing your comments, Keiki, Joan, and Jen! I’m so glad to link up with other women who share a common bond in the Lord. Blessings!

  9. I remember asking this very same question years ago. This is the best explanation I’ve heard. I’m looking forward to part 2.
    Thanks!

  10. So glad you came by, Jan! Blessings!

  11. Bravo! What a great analogy. That really made sense to me.

  12. Thanks, Juju! Hope all is well with you and your little one 🙂

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