Question: What’s The Point of Prayer?

Anonymous asked:

What’s the point of praying about the same thing over and over again? Doesn’t He already know what’s already on our minds anyway? I feel like my prayers get too repetitive and it makes me not want to pray anymore, and wonder why I have to keep repeating it.

Hey there: You know what’s great about your best friend?

Both of you can sit in silence and be comfortable.  You can tell the same jokes, same stories, same catchphrases, and still crack each other up.  You can hang out at the same places, eat the same food every week, do the same activities on the same exact days, and it would still be an awesome rocking time.  Your friend might finish your sentences and know everything you’re going to say already: but they still value your company, and they’d rather be with you right in that moment than anywhere else.

This is much like how it is with God.

If you think this is too “New Age spiritualism,” then check out John 15:15 —

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

In context, Jesus is saying that our relationship with him is a lot like a friendship.  Certainly he is Lord, Savior, and King, but he’s also Brother and Friend.  It’s why he became one of us.

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