I pray because I am fully aware that I literally and physically cannot do life on my own. I am completely and utterly incapable of dealing with all the pain, heartache, grief and disappointment that this world has and will keep throwing at me.
I desperately need God constantly. Since I chose to do life with Him, I honestly cannot believe how I survived without Him. Although really, I have never been without him – He has always been with me I just hadn’t been aware of Him.
God relentlessly pursues me and prayer is one of the ways that I purse Him. I forever reliant on the promise that if I look for Him with all my heart, I will always find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).
In my video 20 things I’ve learned it 20 years, I mentioned that nobody can adult (I’m not going to go into too much detail so go watch that video). But like I said we’re never meant to adult, that is why we are all so bad at it! Society tells us that we need to be more independent but the bible tells us that actually we need to be more dependent on God – we really can’t do everything on our own. Society says we need to go through certain stages of life and make a certain amount of money and climb the social ladder – but then I meet people from the top of the social ladder, who have no relationship with God and they are still miserable. I also meet Christians who are miserable too, but that is for a whole other blog post.
Anyway… society has no clue what she’s talking about.
If you are not a Christian and you don’t really know what prayer is then you will, or already are, a little confused because you probably have a load of religious misconceptions about prayer. In short, prayer is literally just a conversation with the creator of universe – the One who made you, so there’s no need to be anything but yourself, because he knows you better than anyone else – so chill don’t over complicate it!
Anyway, I pray because I love talking to God, he’s kinda amazing (biggest understatement of the century). I pray because I like being listened to, especially by someone who is interested in what I have to say. I pray because I need help. I pray because people annoy me so much, so who better to talk to than the One who created them. I pray because life frequently overwhelms me and I need the author of the universe to help me out. I pray because I worry so much about the people I love and instead of allowing my worry to cripple me, I feel so much better when I give it all to God. I pray because each day I realise just how much God loves me and it does crazy things in my heart, that I just can’t help but talk to God about it. I pray because no one is more worthy of my time than the One who created me.