There are certain phrases that may be considered blasphemous by some highly religious folks. One of such is to think like God. However, the Bible is specific in 1 Corinthians 2:16, “For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (NKJV). God’s mind is free for all, we just have to ask for it. John 14:14 reminds us “You May ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
The value of having God’s mind is unending. But one such value is in knowing how to pray. Certainly, when we know not how to pray, The Holy Spirit within us intercedes for us (Romans 8:26), but we also have the potential to pray in understanding when we know the mind of God.
When you pray in understanding with the mind of God, you’re less likely to be disappointed with the outcome of your requests. My 5 years, almost 6 years, old son knows what Daddy will likely say yes to and what is a definite no. He has context to my answers because we have a relationship where he's heard me speak on certain matters and my stands on them are clear, he can read me like a book. Because of that, he typically wouldn't ask me for the absolute no, except if he's feeling lucky (that luck rarely pays).
We also, as children of God should be able to decipher God's mind. Having His mind is powerful to our existence and wastes less time. But how do we know the mind of God? Could we just read Him like a book? Well, yes we can. The Bible is the Living Word of God that speaks to us directly. The Bible says that in the beginning was The Word and The Word was with God, and The Word was God (John 1:1). Therefore, The Word of God is as good as reading God's mind, for it is God Himself.
God’s ways are not our ways, but a prayer request asking Him to give us His mind will hasten our understanding of His ways, His plans, and His actions. Pray for the mind of God today, study His Word daily, then progressively watch your desires align with what He does around you.