Monday, February 6, 2012

To Pray

The other night, I went out to Panera to have coffee with a sweet friend. We talked for almost 3 hours, and it's always nice to have girl time and talk about life!

I asked her a question, and I'm still going back and forth about how I feel/what I think.

"Should we pray about something we don't actually think will ever come to be?"

She told me her answer. I told her I understood her view. I think I agreed, but then I change my mind sometimes.


Do we have to earnestly think God will do it for Him to listen? Or could we pray about something we don't think will happen in a million years, and He still hears us and wants us to know He understands - both the prayer and our doubts?


What do you think?



6 comments:

Renee said...

Hi Chrissy, I do even though deep inside I do not feel it will ever happen :)Gives me Hope any ways :)

Jamie said...

Hmmm, good question. I think we're still supposed to pray even if we don't think it will happen. His thoughts are not our thoughts, His ways not our ways.

Bethany Haid said...

I think that the question is do you believe God can do what it is you think he won't/shouldn't/can't.

If what you are asking or hoping of God is within the will of God, it can be done.

I think God wants to know what it is you want. I think you should tell him what you want, why you want it, and use this as a way to grow closer to God, not as a "praying to get my own way" type thing.

thechattymommy said...

I like what Jamie said- so ditto to that.
And I believe we are to believe that the Lord can and will do something that we are praying for.
Why would we bother to pray if we didn't believe He could/would do it?
And I think even in this modern day we have all experienced some kind of miracle.

Rachel said...

I think we definitely should because God is bigger than anything we could imagine. But I think when we pray about things that are bigger than our minds can imagine happening, we have to have the faith that with God they can.

I think of Sarah in the Bible, while she had prayed and prayed for a baby, who would have thought at 90 it would actually happen, I know I would have given up at that point.

This post was super challenging for me because it got me to thinking that I probably don't pray about some things because I either think God wouldn't really care about it (too small, doesn't matter really, etc) but I think that is just Satan's way of keeping me from talking to my Heavenly Father too - stupid Satan!

Lisa Atherton said...

and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, (Ephesians 3:19, 20 TNIV)
Pray big!! Then trust that He knows the right answer. :)

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