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I have been a Christian for over 20yrs and like many, my prayer life has had moments of feast and famine. I have been struggling though for many months. I can't understand any more what the point of asking for things is. I understand that's not the only type of prayer and see plenty of need to say sorry and thank you but does asking for things really make a difference? I mean things like healing, the children wanting to come to church, relationships, work situations and so on. God has a plan so why would this make a difference? He knows our desires so would he not want to grant them anyway? Someone told me once that praying helps us to become more in tune with God's plan. Therefore me asking for something doesn't make it any more likely.