I read inother posts, that God is unchangeable and He cannot and will not be changed by anything that we, humans, do. People have said that prayer does not change God's mind but He changes us by changing our will. I do believe God is unchangeable in the aspect of His righteousness. That will never change. But our prayers, I believe, have a great influence on God's decisions. There are several instances in the OT where God repented or relented from doing something because he was approached by man. One example: Exodus 32:14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people. (This was after Moses spoke / prayed to God) God had already made his mind up to destroy the children of Isreal until Moses interceded. They reasoned together and God changed His mind. A lot of people don't seem to like the fact that God loves us so much, that He's willing to reason with us and listen to us...Go figure. Exodus 33:17 And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. Sounds to me like God was not only listening to man but was doing what man asked of Him. I feel sorry for people who feel and believe that God doesn't listen to them. I truly believe that the sincere prayers of a believer and follower has a lot of influence on the decisions that God makes. Doesn't mean that He always does what we ask, but I believe He takes everything into consideration. Ultimately, He's going to do whatever He wants to do, but to say that our prayers don't affect his decision making is unbelievable. He even listens to us when it's not in our best interest. Just look at when Isreal wanted a king. God knew that wasn't in the best interest of Isreal, but because they asked, He gave them a king and later on in the scripture, God changed his mind about Saul. 1Samuel 15:35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the Lord repented (regretted) that he had made Saul king over Isreal. Also, in 2 Kings 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 20:2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying, (Hezekiah prays and in verse 5 and 6, God changes his mind and decides to heal Hezekiah and adds 15 years to his life all because of Hezekiah asked. ) What's your thoughts on this subject. Does God listen to man? Can man influence God's decisions? If not, what's the point of prayer?