In today’s world, information is at our fingertips. When we want to know the answer to something, we can search for it and find it on the internet. There are all sorts of websites called search engines that we can use to find out anything about everything. For instance, if we want to find a nearby restaurant, we can use a search engine to find one in seconds. If we want to know what the weather is going to be like for the week, we can have answers with just a few clicks of the mouse. Whatever our request may be, we can find an answer.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 7 that we have a good Father who desires to give good gifts to us. All we have to do is ask Him. The way we do this is through prayer. Just like we would use a search engine to find out the answers to our questions, we can present our questions to God through prayer. Paul goes on to echo the words of Jesus in Philippians 4. He writes that prayer is how we present our requests to God. In other words, when we need an answer, we pray. When we need help, we pray. When we need direction, we pray.
So why should we pray? Because we have a good God who loves us and wants to give us good gifts. All we have to do is ask.