Why should I pray is one of those questions that sometimes went through my head when God doesn't answer my prayer right away. When I started to think about this question in my head I didn't really know why I was wasting my time in this prayer stuff when I wasn't getting an out come from it. When God wasn't giving me what I wanted when I wanted it. This was 3 years ago. This was the wrong attitude about the whole thing.
I was doing what my 2 year old niece did when I was tucking her into her bed at nap time. This was a time where she didn't want to go to bed. I went in her room where she was playing with her toys quietly so that her mom wouldn't hear that she was not taking a nap like she was suppose to be doing. I said to her, " You need to lay down and take a nap." After that she got up in bed, folded her hands and prayed in her cute little some-what understandable baby talk, " Dear God, Please let me be able to watch water horse after my nap." However, it wasn't that understandable but that is what I think she was trying to say. Dear God and water horse were the only word that I could make out.
This story really got me thinking about the things that I pray for even if I pray at all. I am really bad at praying. I am going to tell you the truth right now. Sometimes I forget or I fall asleep or I am running around doing other things that sometimes take that slot of time in my life when it should be hanging out with the creator of everything. I want to give an applause to those of you that make sure that prayer is the on the top of your daily lives. *applause*
Anyways, why should I pray?
1. It is the only way that we can have a complete convo with the love of ours. God wants to hangout with us through prayer and worship. Dont get me wrong there are other ways to hangout with God but through prayer sometimes He speaks to us.
2. So that we can praise him for the blessings that he has given us. Sometimes we dont give him thanks for many things that God has given us like a job or a house. We should even thank Him for getting us place to place.
3. So that we can pray for the lost, sick, or any other thing that might be giving us some baggage to carry. Sometimes it is hard with life and everything but when we cant see how God is going to move. We need to step back and wait to see what God is up to. This will give us freedom to just give it to God.
Here is a tip from me to you. If you have trouble praying like I do. Try getting a compostion book and journal your prayers there... it seems easier for me to do it on a regular basic and I can look back at what God has done in my life.