Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Do you expect God to help you? Do you expect God to make your life more bearable? Do you ask God to do these things, by praying to Him?
If not, how do you expect God to help? God can be the answer to all your prayers, but only if you pray those prayers.
Here’s a lovely little poem I came across that echoes what I’ve been saying:
Prayers Can’t Be Answered Unless They Are Prayed Life without purpose is barren indeed There can’t be a harvest unless you plant seed There can’t be attainment unless there’s a goal And man’s but a robot unless there’s a soul If we send no ships out, no ships will come in And unless there’s a contest, nobody can’t win For games can’t be won unless they are played And prayers can’t be answered unless they are prayed So whatever is wrong with your life today You’ll find a solution if you kneel down and pray Not just for pleasure, enjoyment and health Not just for honors and prestige and wealth But pray for a purpose to make life worth giving And pray for the joy of unselfish giving For great is your gladness and rich your reward When you make your life’s purpose the choice of the Lord.