God loves His creation; He loves each of us. "And I
will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the
Lord Almighty" (2 Cor. ).
Therefore we can always at any time turn to God,
to our Heavenly Father, as if to our own father or mother. Our turning to God
This means that prayer is conversation
or speaking with God. It is as necessary for us as air and food. Everything
we have is from God, we have nothing of our own. Life, abilities, health, food:
all these things are given to us by God.
Therefore, in times of both joy and sadness,
whenever we need anything, we must turn to God in prayer, for the Lord is
extremely good and merciful to us. If we ask from a pure heart, with faith and
fervor concerning our needs, He will unfailingly fulfill our wish, and grant
all we need. We must completely rely on His holy will and patiently wait, for
God alone knows what we need and when to give it to us, what is useful and what
People who are slothful about praying to God do
great harm to their souls; for as they depart from God, God departs from them.
Without prayer man ceases to love God, he forgets
about Him, and he does not fulfill His purpose on earth, he sins.
What does it mean to pray to God? Is it necessary to pray to God? When does God
answer our prayer? Is it good for people not to pray to God?