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  • A mother feeds her baby only when in need, which is shown by the cries of the baby. Similarly, God is much closer to you and hears your wishes and grants them when you pray.
  • Why does a wife ask a husband a question when she already knows the answer? We like to communicate, it draws us closer to one another. Jehovah is “the God who gives hope” to all of his faithful people. As the “Hearer of prayer,” he listens to their pleas for help to attain the joyous hope that he sets before them. (see Romans 15:13; Psalm 65:2) Through his Word, the Bible, he encourages all of his servants to come to him anytime they wish. He is always there, desiring to receive their inmost concerns. In fact, he encourages them to “persevere in prayer” and to “pray incessantly.” (Romans 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:17) It is Jehovah’s will that all Christians constantly call on him in prayer, pouring out their hearts to him and doing so in the name of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ.—see also John 14:6, 13, 14. Why does God give us this exhortation? Because life’s pressures and responsibilities can weigh us down so much that we could forget to pray. Or problems may overwhelm us and cause us to stop rejoicing in the hope and cease praying. In view of these things, we need reminders that encourage us to pray and to draw very close to the source of help and comfort, Jehovah our God. The disciple James wrote: “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.” (James 4:8) Yes, God is not too lofty nor too far removed to hear our expressions to him, despite our imperfect human condition. Also, remember that he is not indifferent and unconcerned. Says the psalmist: “The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous ones, and his ears are toward their cry for help.”—Psalm 34:15; 1 Peter 3:12
  • Prayer is just conversation between you and your Father. How would you feel if your child never spoke to you? It would be heartbreaking. God feels the same when we don't talk to Him.
  • I want to say I've already answered this question, or at least come across it... http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/182704 Anyway, the point of prayer isn't to change God, prayer is to change us. We are to acknowledge our needs by asking for them. At the same time, we are acknowledging God's power/willingness to help us by asking for what we need.
  • I'm not religious but I know prayer works. Weather it's God, the universe or you, somehow praying sets things in motion. However things don't always come about the way you expect they will.
  • Because the people who pray aren't smart enough to know what omniscient or omnipotent means. Even with a dictionary, they can't figure out that omniscience means the thing that is omniscient knows everything, including all your thoughts and feelings. That makes prayer something like a way for people that talk to themselves a way to feel like they're not talking to themselves.
  • Another way to look at it is: Because God is all seeing and all powerful, He is able and willing and chooses to work through prayer
  • Not necessary if one thinks so. But prayers are self motivations. Most of the prayers are for getting the support of that invisible force named God for our actions or thanking that force for the results. Prayers brings calm and peace to mind.
  • Reasonably, it is to stay connected with your Creator. Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
  • 7-22-2017 If? If? You are trying to figure out God by your own logic? That is bonkers. A human trying to figure out God is like a Ford trying to figure out Henry.

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