Just as your lungs require oxygen and need to seek it out, so your spirit requires the presence of God and needs to seek Him out.
Without His presence, you gasp for meaning and desperately seek your purpose in life.
You find yourself trying your best to pray like taking a deep breath.
God uses prayer to provide not only your daily needs from food to shelter but also to comfort, strength and guide.
The late E. Stanley Jones, missionary and preacher, wrote, “Prayer … is the opening of a channel from my emptiness into His fullness.”