Providence and Prayer

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Providence and Prayer

If God is in control of the universe then why should we pray to him, do we pray to change God’s mind? Why does God want us to pray to him at all? Why do our prayers sometimes seem to go unanswered? This booklet explores the providence of God and why prayer is not simply about petitioning God for what we want but a beautiful path to eternal happiness with Him.

Fr Francis Selman is a former parish priest and assistant chaplain at the University of Cambridge. He teaches philosophy at Allen Hall seminary and is the author of several books on St Thomas Aquinas. Fr Selman explores the meaning of God’s providence and why prayer is more than simply petitioning God for what we want.