We pray because God wants us to talk to him. We pray to have a personal relationship with him. Even though God sees and understands our situations better than we do, God still wants to hear from us in our own words. We praise God when we tell him how wonderful he is. We thank God for all the wonderful things done for us. We tell God we are sorry when we have hurt one of the people God has created or when we have done some sort of damage to God’s beautiful creations. We ask God to keep us safe, to give us courage in tough times, or to give us the things we need to be strong and healthy.