We may offer prayers of gratitude and praise in good times and prayers for help in troubling times. Some pray regularly each morning or evening and in church on Sundays.
We are also at prayer when we consider the words of the Lord while making decisions in our daily lives. This is summed up in this quote from Swedenborg’s Writings, ”Prayer is speech with God.”
When we are discouraged or despondent we can speak with God and be comforted by His promises and lifted up by His love.
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”