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If I am not mistaken, I believe that Rashi comments that the reason that G-d made the patriarchs and matriarch not have children until an old age was because he desired their prayers.

If G-d is perfect and doesn't need or lack anything why then does he desire the prayer of the righteous?

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    Possible duplicate: Since G-d is Omnipotent Why Does He Need Our Prayers?
    – Tamir Evan
    Jul 10, 2015 at 14:21
  • @TamirEvan Maybe, but maybe not...is there something special about the prayers of the righteous, more so than they prayers of everyone else?
    – MTL
    Jul 17, 2015 at 16:55
  • @Shokhet That is a good question (and maybe should be asked separately), but the OP is asking vis-a-vis God's perfection (omnipotence?), which should be the same as the other question, regardless of the quality of the one praying. As I said, "possible" - not "definite" - duplicate.
    – Tamir Evan
    Jul 19, 2015 at 0:39
  • @TamirEvan I hear your point, but I don't know how central that point is to the OP's question. `@AniYodea, you might want to think about how you could edit your question to make the difference (if there is one) between your question and the proposed duplicate apparent
    – MTL
    Jul 19, 2015 at 3:16

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What HASHEM wants is his children to be good. Prayer, true heartfelt prayer, from someone that gives their all in the "right" path is pleasing to the Almighty as a child or pet's behavior will bring a smile to parent/owner. I believe this to be the case, I could be wrong though.

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  • Welcome to Mi Yodea! A source would greatly enhance the value of this interesting answer. Jul 16, 2015 at 7:28

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