C. S. Lewis said, "I pray because I can't help myself." Honestly, when we try to do it all (or control it all), we discover that we can't and prayer is our best, and sometimes only, recourse. We're concerned over the safety and wellbeing of our children as they are off to school. We labor under stress at work. We're facing inner doubts and temptations. We have plenty of reason to pray. Indeed we have to pray. We can't help ourselves.