Why must we pray to God and how can we know that there is a God? 

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This is a great question and one that is very important. In light of this, let me give you a few important points. 

First, more and more people in the world are becoming religious, apart from what people think. The rise of conservative religions is increasing, which is somewhat surprising...

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This is a great question and one that is very important. In light of this, let me give you a few important points. 

First, more and more people in the world are becoming religious, apart from what people think. The rise of conservative religions is increasing, which is somewhat surprising in light of the fact that most scholars assumed that religious beliefs would be in the decline with the progression of science and human knowledge. 

Second, prayer is something that most, if not all religions, believe in. They give many reasons for the need for prayer. Some say that prayer changes the heart of God. So, we ought to pray to get our prayers answered. Other say that prayer more than anything else changes the way we think. So, there is a more personal effect. Still others say that prayer is therapeutic and helps people clear their minds as they spend time with transcendent realities. In the end, there is no one reason why we should prayer. 

Finally, all prayer takes faith. A person who prays must have faith that God exists and hears our prayers. Here is what the New Testament says:

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6

I will add a few links on the importance of prayer from a Christian perspective. 

 

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