Why We Must Pray

Carol DunfeeFaith, Prayer & FastingLeave a Comment

Have you every wondered why we pray? After all, if God is all-powerful, won’t He make His will happen no matter what we do? Well, yes…and no. This is no simple topic. Christians have been debating it since Calvin wrote his Institutes of the Christian Religion in the 1500s. Is God completely sovereign or do we have free will? Um, yes. Are you confused yet? This past week, I began reading a book on prayer that provided many answers to long-time questions. Dutch Sheets explained why we pray. It is so simple that even my kiddos grasped the concept and began praying with new power! Follow me down this road for a moment… God gave mankind dominion over the earth. “And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.’” –Genesis 1:28 AMP While I had always read this verse with the understanding that God gave us dominion over the animals, I had completely missed that God put the earth under … Read More