Christians believe that Almighty God is the source of all creation and sustains that creation in existence by His infinite power. If we really believe that, and we do, it follows that we should endeavor to be evermore conscious of the fact that our continued existence depends entirely on our Creator. We also ought to be conscious of the fact that He sustains us in existence because of His infinite love for all of us and for each of us. These two facts together should call to our minds the need for prayer.
God has given us intelligence and free will, and when we become conscious of that fact, not only do we owe everything to God (since our continued existence is, of course, dependent upon Him), we should pray. Prayer is the bond that takes us out of ourselves and enables us to attach our minds and hearts to our loving Creator. The Catholic Catechism states that prayer is the living relationship of the children of God with their Father and is good beyond measure. Prayer unites us with the Holy Trinity and this communion of life is always possible because through baptism we were united with Christ.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux said, “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple turn towards heaven; it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
Let us take a moment now to turn towards our good God.