When it comes to prayer, there is one question that often pushes to the fore-front of our mind, “If God knows everything, why should I pray?” The second question that quickly follows is, “Can prayer change God’s decisions?”
First let’s acknowledge, yes God knows everything, but you don’t. That is why we should pray for discernment, wisdom, insight and direction. The one thought to remember is, just because God knows does not mean He is making it happen. Choices we or others make is what often propels events.
The second question “Can Prayer change God’s decisions He is making on our behalf?” The answer is easy yet complex. First, if God does change His mind, it would always be out of love and mercy. Also, if God does change His mind, it does not mean that His original decision was wrong, or in any way a mistake.
There are indeed different roads we can travel on our way to heaven, as long as each one leads through the gateway of salvation. John 14:6 says, “I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.”
Never forget, free moral agency (the ability to make choices) incurs personal responsibility.
God is waiting to hear from you today. Go ahead, talk to Him!