10 Prayers You Can't Live Without: Why Do I Need To Pray?
Rick Hamlin explains how we benefit by going to God with our needs and concerns.
Hi, it's Rick Hamlin, "10 Prayers You Can't Live Without."
A friend recently asked me, she said, "Why do I need to pray if God knows what I need anyway? Why should I say it to him?" Well, it's a good question. The Bible is pretty clear. God knows what's on our hearts. But I think part of the process is, we help ourselves and help him when we articulate what we need. There is a parable in the Bible about the unfortunate widow. She goes back again and again to the judge to get what she wants. He finally says, "Oh, just get her out of here."
Now, God doesn't do that. But that process of articulating what we want is an important part of prayer. 10 prayers you can't live without, there's probably tons more. I think there's probably as many prayers as there are people in the world. Each one of them helps us say what we want, and God can know exactly what we need.