Do you believe that one day years ago a man just like you and me was ablt to change the rainfall cycle of a who nation just by praying?
Do you believe that a dying man added 15 more years to his life because he prayed to live?
Do you believe that a previously barren woman became able to conceive and bear a son because she talked to God about her problem?
Do you believe that twice in history a man's prayer was all that was needed to stop the normal movement of the solar system so that "the sun stood still," or, in one case, went backwards?
Incredible as these stories may sound to us today, they are recorded in the Bible as actual fact.
Maybe that explains why some of us get so discouraged. When our troubles pile up so heavy that we're ready to throw in the towel, we are usually coping with situations too big for us to handle by ourselves and we have not thought of asking God to handle them for us.
Christ recommended prayer as an alternative to depression. He taught that we "ought always to pray and not to lose heart." Too often we try every possible situation to some problem except praying about it, and then we despair because things aren't getting any better. Only God can move some mountains; trying to move them without asking His help is foolish and frustrating.