There is a God. Surveys say that almost all American believe this, but to simply say that, then do nothing about it, not even to learn who He is—well, that seems akin to believing in gravity, but still jumping off the cliff. If indeed you know there must be a Creator, who is in charge of your existence, you need to know a great deal about Him, who He is, what He wants, how you’ll be viewed by this amazing Being when all is said and done. Most Americans may believe in Him, but many of us don’t know any more than that.
But is there truly a God? Nothing can prove God’s existence. But so many things indicate that His existence is far more likely than His absence that you must really resist the evidence to remain in disbelief. Consider this: I wish to tell you my thought. I imagine some abstract concept, put word-sounds together that convey my idea, then use my vocal cords, mouth, teeth, lips and tongue with my breath to project into the air these word-sounds. They cross the air by vibration and reach your two beautiful ears. Funneled toward your eardrums, these vibrations are sensed and translated into impulses that enter your brain and are recognized and computed as word-sounds with meaning, and strung together they create sentences giving you roughly my idea, in your mind. My mind touched your mind through an incredibly intricate use of thousands of nerves, muscles, brain, imagination, and innate ability. How did that happen? How was that put in us?
If we can communicate in speech and hearing, then it is reasonable to think we were created by One who speaks, and who hears.
He has spoken.
And He hears us when we pray.