Why Do We Pray?
If you’ve ever struggled to pray, you may have found yourself asking, “Why am I even doing this?” That’s actually a great question. By exploring why you pray, you get a chance to reflect on the true nature of your relationship with God. And understanding that relationship makes it easier to pray, even when you’re struggling.
Prayer isn’t a conversation between you and some mysterious force living on a cloud. God is your Father. You are His child, and He loves you more than you could ever imagine. Like any loving father, He wants to be part of your life. He doesn’t care if it’s been a long time since you’ve prayed, or if you’ve never prayed at all. He just wants to hear from you. That means that when it comes to prayer, a little goes a long way. Even the smallest effort to reach out to Him can make a wonderful difference in your life.
From the Scriptures
As you pray
As you pray, keep this relationship in mind. You are a child talking to a wise, loving parent. That means you’re safe to be honest and open about all of your hopes, fears, joys, and challenges. In return, God will bless you with peace, guidance, and hope. Or, to put it even more simply, life can be pretty hard for imperfect people like ourselves. We can’t do it alone. Our Heavenly Father wants to help. That’s why we pray.