I rarely pray to God for comfort or for help and strength. I have experienced only a few circumstances in my lifetime, where I prayed for strength and help. I acknowledge the power of prayer, but I cannot bring myself to ask God, when I must face something myself. God has already given me the tools, it is unfair to expect God to do the work as well.
When I do pray, it is to thank God. I sometimes wonder, if constant prayer in times of need is often overused or unappreciated.
Are we God’s children or do we beckon God, whenever we expect him to intervene on our behalf? I believe a relationship with God is more about appreciation, than prayers answered.
When I don’t send prayers, it is because I believe in God’s will, and his will be done. I believe prayer is valuable and powerful, but the more it is done, the cheaper it becomes in my opinion.
Instead of asking for something, perhaps thank God for taking care of all of us. There’s always more than one side to every story and person, and the more we ask God, the less we may appreciate God when he does show us a miracle.
Patience is key and appreciation is paramount. Everyday is another chance and every breath is the possibility of making it happen.
If all I ever expect is for God to be there for me, then what is the purpose of life?