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Dec 15, 2022

Does God Need Me to Pray for What I Need?

Fr. Mike Schmitz

When we are struggling spiritually or experiencing some physical suffering we can find ourselves asking the question; “Is God listening to my prayer?”

Since he already knows what we need before we even ask him, should we just trust in his providence? Is it an either or?

Today, Fr Mike encourages us with examples from scripture to highlight that we ought to both pray for what we need as well as trust that God hears our prayers and will respond according to his good will and pleasure.


Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcast The Bible in a Year.

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