Talking to God
We often think of prayer as asking God for something, but it is really a conversation with God or with the saints. Just as we cannot hold a conversation with another person unless he or she can hear us, when we pray, we are acknowledging that God is close to us. In praying, we strengthen that recognition of the presence of God, which draws us closer to Him. This is why the Church recommends that we pray frequently and make prayer an important part of our daily lives.