Why should we pray to God?
Have you ever met a crazy religious guy who asked you to pray? or a pastor or a minster telling you that if you want to go to heaven you have to pray? (as if he has been there) or you might have heard some high school graduate pastor preaching that God is great because he gave him a nice wife and a beautiful secretary. After hearing all these you might have been convinced yourself that there is actually no need to waste time praying or waste money giving to church.
Is there really a need to pray? Well, what is the proof that there is God? If we get sick, we go to doctor. If we want to get lots of money or success, we need to work hard, then why should I pray?
Here are the few reasons why I pray
1. Things do not happen by itself - There is always a reason why things happen. If it rains, we know how it happens and why it happens. If we get sick we know why it happens (at least scientists know the molecular basis for that). I got a good job, not because it just happened, but because I worked hard and made the right moves at the right time. In the same way, it will not just that big bang happened and universe was created and earth was positioned in a right position in the galaxy suitable for the existence of life. More over, it will not just happen that atoms became molecules and molecules became living creatures. I strongly believe that there is a specific reason for our existence. Things don't just happen randomly. You look at the universe. Well, just look at our own body, how beautifully things are made and how it functions. There is a specific reason or a purpose for each and every body parts.
When I look at our nature, I strongly believe that there is a intelligence behind all these and there is a specific reason why they are there. As the pot cannot understand the potter, we may also have difficulty in understand this super power, whom I call 'GOD'.
When rock and roll are all around and sex and party makes us feel good, we may sometime feel that there is no GOD. But when I spent some quite time thinking about all these, I felt that there is a brain, a super brain behind all these.
This is why I spent some quite time at least once in a week to think about all this and think about this ‘Potter’.
2. To say thank you – I am lucky to have good parents (I did not select them). I am fortunate that I was not born blind. I am very happy that that I was born now and not in 1700 bc when there was no computer and life was difficult. These are things completely not in my control. What made me qualified to enjoy these privileges?
If there is a super brain and if it is he who decides what to happen when and how, I am thankful to him that he has given me several good things in life.
This is another reason why I thank that super power, whom I call ‘God’. Before every meal at home, we just say thank you God for you have given us all these.
The concept of God has been there for centuries. Different so called Gods and God mans came and gone. However, one thing that I am surprised at, is the existence of Roman Catholic Church. (you may now feel that they are a bunch of homosexuals or……). There are only few nations that exist in its original form that is as old as Catholic Church. Is there any organization that is as old as the Catholic Church? I wonder what made them stand so strong through the middle ages. Recently there was lot of sex abuses in the church. In the Middle Ages even the Pope was involved in sex scandals. But still it exists. Their followers increase. I strongly believe that there is something special in that church, something special in their teachings.
Is it really the Church of God? Is this the church about which Jesus told Peter "You are Peter, on this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" I believe so, and this made me a catholic.
"Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who
set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is
or can be done." - Isaac Newton
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