Christians, prayer, and free will?

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Q: Christians, prayer, and free will?


How come you ask God to help you be a good Christian? Isn’t that saying that God could help you if he wanted, and therefore if he hasn’t been helping you, then he’d rather that you did so by your own choice?
And what’s with asking God to help prevent you from sinning?
And surely, if he is omniscient, he knew you were going to ask that anyway, right?
And he also knows whether or not he’s going to answer that prayer, and also knows how you’ll respond whether he answers it or not?

And also – if he DOESN’T answer a prayer from you for help in being a better christian, then what the hell does THAT say?

A: It isn’t quite that simple.

It typically takes much more than simple prayer to figure out all of what God has in store for us.

It takes a lifetime of full, active, and charitable participation in ALL of the work, worship, sacraments, and devotions of the universal (Catholic) Church.

It doesn’t get any better than that, this side of Heaven.