As a people of prayer, let’s ask ourselves a really important question. Have you ever wondered why we have to pray? What is the purpose? I mean, if God already knows everything, what is the point in praying?
Well, the answer lies in asking ourselves what we are doing when we pray. Are we just telling God how we want Him to act? If thats what prayer is all about then there is really no point in praying at all.
So, prayer must have some deeper purpose than that. There is a reason that God tells us to pray. He isn’t just looking for more information from us. He is not asking for our advice or hoping that we can help Him out in some way. So why does He want us to come to Him in prayer?
The answer comes from God Himself. God once told Isaiah what He expects from His people when it comes to worship and prayer. He said this:
“Come now, and let us reason together.”
God wants us to come to Him in prayer because prayer is where He meets with His people and gets them on the same page with Him. When we read His Word and come before Him in prayer, we build a reciprocal relationship with Him. We put our requests before Him and tell Him our hearts, in return, He makes His will known to us.
We are becoming one with God when we pray. When we do this regularly, we find our hearts looking more and more like God’s. Over time, His will becomes our will, His desires become our desires and His thoughts become our thoughts.
Prayer is the means by which God molds us into the men and women He wants us to be. Prayer is God’s plan for building His relationship with us. It is how He communicates with His people.
2 Corinthians 3:18
“But we all ... are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.”