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Why would one pray to an omniscient god?

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2 years ago#1
God knows for all time and beyond what you want?
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2 years ago#2
When I was religious, whenever I prayed, I never got down on my knees or bowed my head or put my hands together. It seemed unnecessary to "have a conversation with God," but I think most people do it like that because otherwise it's too much like having a conversation with yourself in your own head.
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2 years ago#3
Because he wants us to, and if we dont we will never get what we ask for/want.
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2 years ago#4
Why do you even need to talk to it I your head it knows what you desire before time even existed
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2 years ago#5
Prayer isn't used just for asking for things.
2 years ago#6
vamosalaplaya posted...
Why do you even need to talk to it I your head it knows what you desire before time even existed


At the time, it was the comfort of feeling like I was talking to someone.
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2 years ago#7
Off course it is also to show it praise and such but omniscient one knows how you feel
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2 years ago#8
You don't pray to convey information. You pray to have a relationship. It doesn't matter if god already knows how you feel.
2 years ago#9
Moorish_Idol posted...
Prayer isn't used just for asking for things.


This.

I agree that asking for things in prayer seems pointless, but reflective pray-ers will often remark that they pray in order that they themselves be changed, not in order that God be changed.
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2 years ago#10
Moorish_Idol posted...
Prayer isn't used just for asking for things.


This.

And, just because God knows my every need before I ask, that doesn't mean He (and I) don't enjoy the interaction.

I'm not even omniscient, and I know what my son wants when we're in the LEGO aisle. I could probably watch him and know exactly what he is going to ask for, and grab it for him before he has the chance to ask. But where's the fun in that? Where's the relationship growing? The back-and-forth? That's just hollow and reduces the relationship to an impersonal status. I'm not his vending machine and neither is God mine.
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