Lately, I have made a habit out of going outside at night to look at the stars. On a clear night, they are amazing to look at. Some of them are several light-years away, yet we can look up at night and see the different constellations. God is the best Artist ever!
As I was looking at the stars the other night, I couldn't help but think about God's omnipotence and omniscience. The same, all-powerful God Who created all of the stars and all of the constellations knows my every thought. He knows what I need before I ask for it. He knows me better than I know myself.
It hit me while I was out there. The things that I ask when I pray are so small, so miniscule. I want a good car. I want a nice apartment. I want some more good friends. These things are exactly that: wants. These things are good to have, but they are so minor in comparison to knowing God. I realized that, instead of praying for minor things, I should be praying to grow closer to God daily and that His will be done through my life, not mine. Everything else pales in comparison to knowing God.
Why post about this? I hope that every Christian who reads this post will pray for me, as well. In addition, I would like to offer this perspective on prayer to anyone who reads this post. Finally, I would like to pray for anyone who wants to grow closer to God, because it is important that we pray for one another.