The concept of prayer popped up in discussion recently.
They asked: “what is the point in praying, if God knows the future?”.
Now, that is definitely an interesting question. Also, though, it’s the wrong one.
Prayer isn’t always about asking God for things. God is not some cosmic sugar daddy who gives you everything. Christianity isn’t Cosmic Ordering: the Religion.
Prayer is transformative. It changes you. It allows you to grow. It’s not about getting what you want. It lets you recognise what you want. It doesn’t mean you’re always going to get it.
Prayer helps you. It builds you. It’s not weak. It’s not an act of cowardice. Submitting yourself to He Who is Greater? That requires a lot of courage. I see it as a workout for the soul.