If god has a great plan, why pray? Why solicit an omnipotent being to change his plan to fit your desires?
Your thoughts on why believers conceive they can influence the all mighty to change his plan?
I think it gives them something to do when they otherwise feel helpless. Also gives them a sense of shared pain when they can involve their whole church, prayer group, etc. They don’t even realize how hypocritical they sound when they
—pray to change a plan that they’re taught to believe was pre-determined before they were even born
—pray for a different outcome when they/family/friend believe they are nearing the end of life but expect to go to Heaven, thought to be “paradise”
The so-called great plan is so secret that no human being has ever discovered and revealed its contents to humanity. Most of the galaxies appear to be flying away from each other at enormous speeds which seemingly increase with more distant galaxies. With very few exceptions they are all moving away from each other in no discernible direction. A spectacularly random event without an iota of planning. Well, at least not the kind of planning that we mere mortals would comprehend...LMAO>
The Psychology of a Christian may well described as the following,
"I/we MUST always pray to God/Jesus for everything, either in giving thanks or asking for things to improve BECAUSE if we DO NOT then they, God /Jesus, will most likely forget that we exist."
Prayers give people a sense of hope and connectivity to something grander than themselves. This false sense of "bonding" is as comforting to adults as an invisible friend might be to a child. Prayers never get heard or answered by anyone, so I don't understand why believers continue to fool themselves.