Prayer is communicating with God. Sometimes we talk to God from our heart, sometimes we sing to Him in worship, sometimes we just thank Him, but most of the time we talk to Him through the church’s prayers.
Some people might say: “That’s no way to pray! When you pray, you should always speak from your heart. You’re just rattling off some words!”
But have you ever said to someone, “This song reminds me of you every time I sing it!” or “This poem is for you. It says what I think of you as a friend.”
Well, they are just apt to listen to the song over and over or read the poem many times! You see, just like a special song, or a special letter or a poem, written prayers are special too!