In times of trouble it's natural to call out to God, But is prayer only for the bad times? When misfortune strikes, like facing punishment for breaking a rule, oh, the thoughts that can race through your mind! Thoughts like: "God, if you get me out of this mess, I promise to send $5 to the Church "or" I'll pray 10 minutes every day for a whole week! Please, God!" The bad times often find us crying out pleading words to God. But what about the good times? Does God live in your shirt pocket so you can talk to Him and ask Him for favors only when you need Him? Following are some reactions from young people in the Church about whether and why they pray. Although the group questioned represented a wide range of ages. most of those interviewed said they prayed every day.
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