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Why We Pray

Updated on February 19, 2017

Because life can be harsh,

Because life can be cruel,

Because freedom can cost,

Because accidents are not always accidents,

Because of racism,

Because of discrimination,

Because of bad neighborhoods,

Because of how we can be forced to live,

Because of who we can be forced to live with,

Because of pain,

Because there's unfairness,

Because greed can consume us through our suffering,

Because we can get so tired,

Because something is never enough,

Because fear can consume us,

Because joy can be snatched away from us,

Because life hurts,

Because of cruel nuisances,

Because some don't ever get a chance,

Because everyone can't have it,

Because dreams are how some of us live,

Because some people only give to hurt us,

Because of vengeance,

Because of suffering,

Because of hope,

Because our appearance can make us sad and desperate,

Because influences in youth can make us hateful,

Because of all the things we want to forget,

Because some just have to feel better than others,

Because life can be so lonely,

Because love may never find everyone,

Because love can be taken away from us all,

Because violence is everywhere,

Because life can be so short,

Because people can be so blind,

Because some people feel they can just take what's mine,

Because some people feel they can just take what's yours,

Because the devil lives and walks to and fro,

Because there are lost souls,

Because we can't just go,


In this life filled with good and so much evil,

Most of us need to believe,

There can be,



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      Toni Northern 2 years ago from Williamston NC

      Hi @janshares, I just had to write this. Everybody needs hope, and those that believe in nothing need to know why people pray. Thanks for reading.

      SonQ. (toni)

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Powerful offering about why we pray, SonQuioey10. These circumstances and events definitely have us searching and hoping for a miracle through prayer. Voted up and awesome.