Why I Pray

I pray because I need to.  I pray because I live in a world of disappointment and tragedy.  I pray to cope.  I pray because I believe.

Prayer may be the purest proof that I believe.  I believe in God.  I believe in miracles.  I believe that there is more to life than all that I know or think I know. Prayer is for me--FOR me but not ABOUT me.  It is to help me stay connected to God and to admit that I really can't do it all alone.  Whether I get what I want or not isn’t really the point.  

I pray because Jesus told me to pray.  I pray because I believe the kingdom, power and glory really DO belong to Him.  I pray to demonstrate what I believe.  I pray to experience and display  more of His kingdom, power and glory in my everyday living.

I've only just begun to articulate why I pray. Compared to the total experience of prayer available to me, I've only just begun to pray.


  1. Wonderful post, Rebecca. We could not truly
    live without God or without prayer. It's our
    lifeline to Him. Thanks for reminding me
    how very important it is.
    Have a blessed day in His presence.

  2. Prayer...our Royal telephone to God....I call on him often...he always answers.....have a blessed Lord's day Rebecca....

  3. I shutter to think where I would be with out prayer. I love your quote that prayer is for me, but not about me. That is excellent!!!! Have a blessed Sunday of worship and rest.

  4. There was one time in my life I could not pray, not that I didn't want to, it just wasn't there, it was the coldest, loneliest, most desolate place to be, it was a poverty of the soul and I never want to be in that place again.
    Prayer is my lifeline. Prayer is hope and peace and everything that is good in my world, without it, I am nothing.
    Great post!
    Love to you,

  5. Hi, In answer to your question about the church bell ringing. Yes it does. The bell at my church also rings, as does the one I can see from my back yard.I Llove the beckoning call of a church bell.

  6. Me too, sister; me too!

    When I read in chapter 5 of the book of Revelation, I see there that my prayers and yours - past, present & future - are all right there, in a bowl, before His eyes; and of great concern to Him.

    How precious.


  7. I really love CS Lewis's quote on prayer that it doesn't change God, it changes him! Great post, prayer really is the life blood of our relationship with Christ. I often think about how little I pray and that He, a friend on the other line is waiting for me. And then, when I do pray, how I do all the talking, but He is the one with the answers!! Great post. ;) Happy Sunday!

  8. Your words about prayer were beautiful Rebecca. Truly beautiful, I could feel your inspiration! I pray to be a better person, everyday.
    Love Di

  9. I love the reasons you mentioned as to why you pray. Real, honest, down to earth reasons.

    Touching, brief, direct to the point.



  10. When you said it doesn't matter if the outcome of prayer is what I want or not, I was reminded of something I've been thinking about: Unconditional trust--trusting God, not just when our prayers are answered our way, but trusting God, no matter what!

  11. Prayer, for me, is one of the rich dialects that connects my heart to God's. There are many others, but this one is the primary language I speak to him. He speaks to me in a variety of other ways... all leading back to the concept of prayer.

    Like you, I've only just begun to pray.

    Thanks for the reflection. I love to pray.


  12. I'm very glad I found your blog, it seems like exactly what I need to read. Like I have been hungering for some words that help the spirit, so thank you! I'll have to take some time and continue reading your other posts as well.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)