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Can Prayer Really Change Things?

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Can prayer change things? Does talking to God have any effect whatsoever on what happens? If we are sick, does asking God to heal us make a difference in whether we get better? If a friend has rejected the Lord, is there any point in pleading for his salvation? These are not just theological questions. Our trust in God is at stake. On one hand, the Bible assures us that the Lord answers prayer. On the other, it teaches that God is the sovereign Lord who knows and rules all things according to his perfect will.

carljr02's picture

I believe that God uses means

I believe that God uses means to bring about His purpose in the lives of man. I have often said that prayer is the change of things, not, "Prayer changes things...".

If we are truly a "new creation", that change in us causes us to rely on our God, trusting His wisdom in His purpose for us. Prayer should be the expression of our bowing the knee before Him. Changes in our Heart, mind, passions, and soul, result in a submission to the great God of our salvation.

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Understanding Prayer, Faith and God's Will [EDITED]

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