Does prayer change the will of God?

Does prayer change the will of God?
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  • Reply May 29, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    believe it or not Edmark Makmak Requinto

  • Philip Williams
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Philip Williams

    What! Has Calvinism gotten a foothold among this generation of Pentecostals?

    The Calvinist get a new convert every time a Pentecostal preacher falls into sin, doesn’t want to stop his sinning but wishes to keep his comfortable life. He does this by blaming everything on God.

    • Reply May 29, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      hahaha you are full of conspiracy theories I tell ya

    • AJ Gambhir
      Reply May 29, 2019

      AJ Gambhir

      I dont think Pentecostalism was ever well alive in your environment. Hence Calvinism is famous and growing.

    • Philip Williams
      Reply May 29, 2019

      Philip Williams

      AJ Gambhir yep, Calvinism, the last stage of a dying church and one step away from atheism. Has indeed been growing as this generation abandons faith.

    • Reply June 1, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Philip Williams never figured Calvinism to be a church thing

    • Philip Williams
      Reply June 1, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day never been to a Presbyterian church?

    • AJ Gambhir
      Reply June 3, 2019

      AJ Gambhir

      Philip Williams is there a solution?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply June 3, 2019

      Philip Williams

      AJ Gambhir certainly. ‘If my people will humble (!) themselves and seek my face…”

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    I try again to answer. Sometimes I find it hard to believe you can change the Will Of God, unless it’s like he rebelling , and go against God and live a life if sin and go to hell. When it’s Gods will for us to go to Heaven. We have Bible that Moses and Ezekiel , both prayed a prayer. And God changed His Mind. But does Will and Mind , mean the same thing. I don’t.believe the two words mean the same.

  • Jan Škopek
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Jan Škopek

    If you consider the divine attributes of God, namely omniscience, and straight-up existing outside of limitations of linear time, you would have to reach a conclusion, that God had to know about your prayer, prior to the act of creation itself, which would imply, that his consideration of your prayer (as well as the lack of it thereof) would have been included in the grand design from the get-go.

    PS: The logic of the matter would imply, that knowledge, and consideration of every aspect of everything comes with the territory of omniscience… Unless you are one of those people, who argue, that God has given up on his omniscience in order, to make the universe fundamentally unpredictable, to make human free will possible.

  • Hana Hudson
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Hana Hudson

    Of Course! It’s in all over the Bible.😇

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Then the way I look at it. If we walk over what God says and do our own thing , and go to hell when it’s Gods will is for us to go to Heaven. Isn’t changing His Will. It’s still His Will for us to Heaven. But we walk in disbelief. That’s of doing that. It isn’t His Will still to go to hell. We have walked over His Will and done our own thing. So I really don’t believe we can change His Will. But maybe His Mind sometimes. But not His Will.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Of course , I will never give up on His all Knowing. But what does that have to do with Him changing His Will.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Yes I believe in all of the attributes of God. I believe He was Omnipresent , Omnipotent, And Omnipresent. He knows everything. But don’t you believe He really meant for Hezekiah was going to really die , if he hadn’t turned his face to the wall and prayed. And God added seven more years to his life. Don’t you believe prayer changes things. If I didn’t believe he was going to hear my prayer. I wouldn’t bother to pray about it but I believe He Hears and answers our prayers.

  • Kelly Crites
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Kelly Crites

    Does prayer change God’s mind? Does prayer change things? The answer to the first is, no, God does not change His mind. The answer to the second is, yes, prayer changes things. So how can prayer change circumstances without changing God’s mind?
    First of all, in order for God to change His mind, He would have to improve upon Himself in some way. In other words, if God changed His mind, that action would suggest that His first way of thinking was deficient, but, because we prayed, He improved His plan concerning our situation. We change our minds when we see a better way to do something. We thought A but realized B was better, so we change our mind. But, since God knows all things, the beginning from the end (Revelation 22:13; Ephesians 1:4), it is not possible for Him to improve upon any plan that He has made. His plans are already perfect (2 Samuel 22:31), and He has stated that His plans will prevail (Isaiah 46:9–11).

  • Dora Woods
    Reply May 29, 2019

    Dora Woods

    It says in the Bible that when you pray, pray in the name of Jesus. There would not be much need of prayer if had all been decided beforehand. Man was born with a free will.
    That means God doesn’t stop our actions or whatever sins we commit. We do it on our own. But if we pray, He is a loving God and He will forgive us.

  • Reply June 3, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    There would not be much need of prayer if all been decided beforehand.

    hm?

  • Reply July 26, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    what do you think? Isara Mo Larry Ray Talley
    Evangelist Mark H. Kearns

    • Isara Mo
      Reply July 27, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Ezekiah prayed…and what happened?..

    • Isara Mo
      Reply July 27, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Abraham prayed” If only Ishmael will be my son…” and the plea was thrown away.
      But what really is the WILL OF GOD?…
      Is it an eternal decree over all creation…which no one can interfere with…?
      Is it the Words spoken in the Bible?..
      Is it His thoughts and ways in the affairs of men…I mean His intervention?

    • Isara Mo
      Reply July 27, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      I think it is the Kings will and pleasure to see a soul bow down before Him and plead for His intervention.
      If prayer cannot change Gods will nothing can.
      I think the reason He says ASK and it will be given unto you is because He has already decreed a thing…but knows someone will entreat Him..
      Yes prayer can change Gods WILl…
      Look at this scripture..
      //And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
      1 John 5:14 KJV//
      If we ASK according to proticol He hears then…?
      //And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
      1 John 5:15 KJV/
      The Will.stands as long as no one opens their mouth to repent, it is a kind of a you dont do it I dont do it game..
      But again there are scenarios that prayer cannot change His willl eg when Jesus prayed that the cup be taken away from him at the last hour and received no answer he had to conceede that His(Gods will be done..).
      If a person confesses Jesus as a Saviour, Gods wrath(will) on the person is automatically revoked.. but if he doesnt confess the Lord Jesus as Saviour the wrath remains in force.
      Am just wondering why didnt Adam pray when he messed up…we might not have been in the situation we are today…

  • Reply December 10, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    naah Ricky Grimsley for the BIBLE tells us so…

  • Jeanette Elizondo
    Reply December 10, 2019

    Jeanette Elizondo

    Prayer changes US !!

  • Reply December 11, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    Prayer changes USА

    • AJ Gambhir
      Reply December 13, 2019

      AJ Gambhir

      Lol ok

    • Reply December 14, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      AJ Gambhir oh wow you are back after a LONG time of silence with SUCH a great insightful comment #amazing

  • Reply December 11, 2019

    Philip B Ackland

    If God can’t change his mind, either willfully or because of prayer’s influence, is he then not sovereign over himself?

  • Reply February 28, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    tell us now RichardAnna Boyce Jim Price Ricky Grimsley

  • Les Snowden
    Reply February 28, 2020

    Les Snowden

    i belive that prayer only works if what you ask for is in line with Gods will not our own will

  • Thangsan Hisfootstep
    Reply February 28, 2020

    Thangsan Hisfootstep

    Not the will of God but some projected plan of God like bringing disaster to Israelites to chastise them for their unbelief (cf., Exodus 32:14).

  • Isara Mo
    Reply February 28, 2020

    Isara Mo

    Before I jump to an answer I wil greatly appreciate if someone can enlighten me on this word//THE WILL OF GOD//

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply February 28, 2020

    RichardAnna Boyce

    We will not usher in Jesus’ kingdom unless and until He returns. We will not institute justice and peace. We will not change the world system. We can shed some light in the darkness. But we will not eliminate the darkness.

    Is that pessimistic? I think not. It is realistic. I think it is hubris to think that we do not need the return of Christ to change our world. We are to live each day longing for our Lord’s return (cf. Matt 24:40-44, 45-51; Luke 19:16-26; 1 Cor 9:24-27; 2 Tim 2:12; 4:6-8; 1 John 2:28). The Lord Jesus in the last chapter of the Bible says, “Surely I am coming quickly” (Rev 22:20a). The Apostle John responds, “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev 22:20b).” That is what we mean when we pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

  • Reply February 28, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    YES? Ricky Grimsley RichardAnna Boyce ???

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 28, 2020

      Ricky Grimsley

      Troy Day God knows the perfect choice in every situation. Prayer won’t change that.

    • Reply February 29, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Ricky Grimsley so you are a Calvinist now that you’ve given up on the ever-changing God of Open Theism – ie the thesis that, because God loves us and desires that we freely choose to reciprocate His love, He has made His knowledge of, and plans for, the future conditional upon our actions. Though omniscient, God does not know what we will freely do in the future RichardAnna Boyce MAY disagree

  • Les Snowden
    Reply February 29, 2020

    Les Snowden

    if God sees what you have prayed for is against his will he wont grant what you prayed for

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