We pray because we are helpless without the Lord, and solely dependent in the Lord for everything. If God is our creator, how can we as his creature live independent of Him. According to John 15:4-5, Christ is the vine and we are the branches. Without the branches being connected to the vine, the branches will not bear fruit. We are in complete dependence in the Lord.
We depend on the Lord for wisdom, repentance, and our daily needs.
Proverbs 2:6, the Lord provides wisdom from the words he speaks. His words reveal knowledge and understanding. Unlike God, who is omniscient, our understanding is limited. As commanded in Proverbs 3:5, we need to fully trust God’s understanding, which then the Lord will direct our path.
We come to the Lord in prayer to ask for forgiveness of our sins.
Philippians 4:19, the Lord promises to provide us with our daily needs. The Lord knows what we need and how much we need. Our concern then isn’t if our needs will be met; but instead, our focus should be to seek His kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:31-33).
We also pray because it is a command to believers from the Lord. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Paul commands the Thessalonians to pray without ceasing. Our prayers should be frequent and persistent.
Lastly, we pray to express our thankfulness to the Lord for all the blessings he poured on us. The Lord continues to bless those that delight in His word and walks blamelessly (Psalms 1).
Post by Tiffany Kim