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Why Should We Pray if God is Sovereign?

  • Mike Leake Borrowed Light
Why Should We Pray if God is Sovereign?

“Why are you yelling at the television?”

It was a good question. I suppose managing the Kansas City Royals from the comfort of my couch doesn’t actually have an impact on the game. Yet, here I am, telling the players—rather passionately—how they ought to be playing the game. So why do it? Why yell if it doesn’t actually change the game? I suppose some might ask a similar question about prayer.

Since God is in control of everything and things are already ordained, then why should we pray? Here are at least 7 reasons: