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I do not know what the reader’s particular idea on this subject may be, but I would like to say that if you believe you can change the mind of God through your prayers, I hope you are using some discretion.  If that is the power you have, it is certainly a most dangerous thing.  Surely God does not need our counsel in order to set up what is desirable.  Surely God, whose knowledge penetrates all minds and hearts, does not need to have us intervene to tell Him what He ought to do.  The thought that we are changing the mind of God by our prayers is a terrifying concept.

I do not know what the reader's particular idea on this subject may be, but I would like to say that if you believe you can change the mind of God through your prayers, I hope you are using some discretion.  If that is the power you have, it is certainly a most dangerous thing.  Surely God does not need our counsel in order to set up what is desirable.  Surely God, whose knowledge penetrates all minds and hearts, does not need to have us intervene to tell Him what He ought to do.  The thought that we are changing the mind of God by our prayers is a terrifying concept.

Reference:   Prayer: The Prelude to Revival, Reformation and Revival Journal, v. 1, n. 3.


Author: Roger Nicole
Topics: Prayer-Purpose