Since God knows everything, why do we pray? Good question.
We don’t pray to tell God our problem; He already knows it. What we are to do is to pray His Word which is the solution to the problem. Too many times prayer consists of complaining and rehashing the problem to the Lord and when we’re finished, we don’t feel any better. That’s because when we complain and rehearse the problem, we’re actually establishing it in our lives. Let’s look at what Jesus told us to do.
First, look at Mark 11:22 in the Young’s Literal Translation:
Mark 11:22 (YLT) 22 And Jesus answering saith to them, `Have faith of God;
Notice that Jesus told us to have the God kind of faith, not just faith in Him but to have His faith. Now look at Galatians:
Galatians 2:20 (KJV) 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
You see, it’s really God’s faith that we have. How awesome is that!
Now we can go to Mark 11:
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
This is the way we are to pray – the solution, not the problem. We’re to speak to the mountains in our lives and command them to be removed.
And in Luke we see that we are to command the problems to be plucked up and planted in the sea.
Luke 17:6 (KJV) 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.[The Greek says it would obey you.]
If all we ever do is to rehearse the problem to God, there’s no faith in that and nothing will change because faith is the law of change.
Find scriptures that pertain to the solution to your problem, pray them in faith, and watch the answer manifest!
Jeremiah 1:12 (KJV) 12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
2 Chronicles 16:9a (KJV) 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.