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Prayer is an expression of our dependence on God.

Prayer teaches us that we don’t have to try to be independent. We don’t have to pretend to be strong. We don’t have all the answers. We can’t always manage on our own.

Being a Christian is first and foremost all about receiving, asking and depending. It’s when you don’t feel needy (and so when you don’t pray much) that you lose your grip on reality and think or act in an unchristian manner. In fact, as you grow as a Christian, you should feel not more self-sufficient but ever more needy.

Enjoy Your Prayer Life, Mike Reeves

Don’t be ashamed to need God. Don’t worry about asking him for help again and again and again.

Remember that even Jesus prayed. Even he depends on his Father, and so do we.