2 Reasons Why People Pray To God (30sec read)

People talk to God for varied reasons. It could be about talking to him about a need, or showing gratitude about an answered prayer. In fact, there are millions of prayer topics that ascend to the Father every second and I have found out two important reasons why people pray to God. If you aren’t praying, these reasons would spice your appetite to pray hence. I arrived at this conclusion based on the premise that a matter shall be established by the accounts of two or more witnesses. This was a genuine way of establishing the fact of a case in the Bible. ( Deut 19:15, Matt 18:16, 2 cor 13:1, 1 Timo 5:19). I have found different people and an Angel saying the same thing about God at different times and circumstances which gives me the confidence that what they said about God is true. In this case, I saw God Himself as my first witness.

  • #1 God is Able.
    • Witness 1: God
      • Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too hard for Me? (Jere 32:27, AMPC)
    • Witness 2: Angel Gabriel
      •  For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. (Luke 1:37, AMPC)
    • Witness 3: Jesus Christ
      • But Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God. (Matthew 19:26, AMPC)
    • Witness 4: Apostle Paul
      • Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]— (Ephesians 3:20, AMPC)
  • These words confirm the potency of God to supply every need of mankind. I have always said that if God could feed and care for the elephant, then He is also able to feed and care for the ant. If He could care for over 2 million people for 40 years in the wilderness, then He is also able to care for you, and your family. Thus people pray to God because they believe He is able to perform what they seek.
  • #2 God is Faithful.
    • Witness 1: God
      • Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12, AMPC)
      • The least one shall become a thousand [a clan], and the small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its [appointed] time. (Isaiah 60:22, AMPC)
    • Witness 2: King Solomon
      • And he said, O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing mercy and loving-kindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father. You also spoke with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day. (1 Kings 8:23-24, AMPC)
    • Witness 3: The Leaders of the Levites
      • …And You have fulfilled Your promise, for You are just and righteous. (Nehemiah 9:8, AMPC)
    • Witness 4: Author of Joshua 21
      • There failed no part of any good thing which the Lord had promised to the house of Israel; all came to pass. (Joshua 21:45, AMPC)
    • Witness 5: Apostle Paul
      • So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word. (Hebrews 10:23, AMPC)
      • Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]. (1 Thessalonians 5:24, AMPC)
  • There are countless number of people who testified about the Faithfulness of God. Since God has been proven to keep His word, people confidently go to Him in Prayer because they believe in His Word, and they also believe that He will answer them.
    • His Word says that
      •  For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened. (Matthew 7:8, AMPC)
      • And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me. (Psalm 50:15, AMPC)

Maybe you have had enough motivation to talk to God in the past but let today be a new day, a new beginning, where you see God in this new light. Or maybe you have been praying but you feel your answers are some thousands of miles away. Focus here: All those who testified about God’s power to perform, and about His faithful did so looking back. It’s Only God who did so Looking Forward. We look back to gather momentum to pray it forward. I believe that you (also) can testify that there are things in your life now that you thought were impossible some years ago. Therefore be strong in Faith and Keep praying because at the right time, what you are saying to God (now/today) will be real and/or tangible in your life.


      1. Thank you so much for reading it. God bless you and keep on praying, I pray that you will fulfil His purpose for you on earth each moment and you will hear Him say ‘well done, good and faithful servant’. The last paragraph you wrote about seeing answers when looking back – that’s amazing because I only just finished listening to someone who said very similar online, and I also had a devotion open on ‘Looking back’ regarding Paul saying ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith’. Wonderful when God brings together a message like this 🙂

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      2. That’s just amazing. The Holy Spirit knows how to put things in proper context for our consumption. I love that…it works this way for me especially when I need clarity in His Word. Thanks again for sharing this part. 😊

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    1. He is indeed a promise keeper and he can be trusted. Those before us saw and attested to this fact about Him. This Generation will see and testify. And He shall be same for future generations.


  1. Thank you for your word of wisdom. We are moving forward yes they will see, experience and testify. It will be a supernatural experience can’t help but to tell it. It’s all God’s glory

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