They deride prayer because they think God isn’t listening.
But I will pray because I know He is.
They scoff at prayer because they think it is a waste of time.
But I will pray because I know it is my best use of time.
They mock prayer because they say it is just speaking words to an empty universe.
But I will pray because I know that the One to whom I pray is He Who created the universe and is sovereign over it.
They ridicule prayer because they say that, if He exists, He is uninterested in the affairs of men.
But I will pray because I know His interest is so great and He is so concerned that He sent His Son to a defiant humanity so He might redeem us from our self love and sin soaked lives.
They scorn prayer because they fear, not God but man, and their foolish hearts have been darkened, hardened.
But I will pray because I know that apart from His grace and mercy giving me eyes to see, I might very well respond out of fear and the evil intent of my heart too.
They mock me because I pray.
But I will pray and, when I do, I will pray for all those who mock me and God Himself. And I pray the Savior reveals Himself to them, to see Him as He is – merciful and loving, yes, but also mighty and just; a God who forgives, redeems, and transforms – so that then instead….
They will pray because the scales will have fallen from their eyes and they will have seen the one true God in all His majesty and fall to their knees in rightful fear, joy-filled awe, and worship!
“At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; His kingdom endures from generation to generation…praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.” Daniel 4:34-35, 37