Does prayer really make a difference in what God does? Why bother praying, if He is going to do whatever He wants, whether we pray or not?
What will praying do for me?
Prayer is how God gets things done.
Does prayer really make a difference in what God does? Why bother praying, if He is going to do whatever He wants, whether we pray or not? If we do not pray, will God just do what He wants to do? No, God does not act apart from involving us. There may be some exceptions, but typically He accomplishes His purposes in the earth in response to the prayers and obedience of human agents.
Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. How does God’s will get done on earth as in heaven? God’s will is done when His people do His will and pray His will.
Someone may say, “Are you suggesting that God is sitting in heaven waiting for us to pray before He performs His acts in the earth?”
Yes, that is basically what I am saying. The point might be slightly overstated, but generally speaking, yes—especially as it relates to His redemptive works in the earth. As Dutch Sheets has said, “God chose, from the beginning of Creation, to work on the earth through humans, not independent of them.
There are things that are due to you that the enemy has been stealing from you. This fast is a journey to the peak of mount Zion, the dwelling place of our God.