Years ago I read a statement John Wesley made and it stayed with me. Wesley said, “It seems God is limited by our prayer life—that He can do nothing for humanity unless someone asks Him.” A while later, in 1949, I was reading after another writer who made that same statement. But this fellow added, “Why this is, I do not know.” “Why doesn’t he know?” I asked. Then I found out I didn’t know either. Yet if Wesley’s statement is correct—and it seems to be as you read through the Bible—then we who are to pray should know more about it. I began to examine the Bible to find out why, if God wants to do something for humanity, He cannot unless somebody asks Him. I found the answer through study of God’s Word. You see, though some people have built up “spiritual air castles” that God is running everything in this world, He is not.