Along these same lines, when you pray for another person, are you changing God’s mind? No. But your prayers make a difference because they are fulfilling what is needed for God’s will to be done. When you pray, you have become a “cause.” Blaise Pascal once declared, “In calling us to pray for one another, God has extended to us the dignity of becoming causes.”
This reveals a great deal about the nature and identity of God. It reveals that God is the opposite of a tyrant. In Christianity, God is not a dictator, but a Father who wants to work with us. God shares His strength with us. God shares His power with us. When He calls us to pray, God makes us into something even more than children, He allows us to be co-workers with Him.
Thus when we pray we are working with God and are drawn into an even more intimate relationship with Him.
David J. Conrad