More specifically why do we ask God to intercede for us in prayer?
I understand pray brings us closer to God by allowing time for one to think of His teachings, to examine our day to see if it was holy, and to center ourselves so we may better resist temptation and treat others will kindness but why do we ask for things?
God is all knowing so how can We ask Him to give use anything? Isn’t everything we need already provided?
If we pray for another person to stop sinning what could God do without violating the persons free will?
What can God do if we ask for the strength to overcome some trial?
I’m a little confused and the article on prayer from New Advent.org was very well made but mostly above my head.