"Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer."--Author Unknown
Who among us does not have worries or cares? Who among us does not fret over our spouse, our children, our grandchildren, our friends? Who among us has not been touched by tragedy, whether it be the too-soon death of a loved one, the terror of a life-threatening illness (and isn't it always more frightening when it happens to someone you love than to yourself?), the heartbreak of a child who chooses a different way of life than what you tried to teach?
None of us escape this life unscathed. Fortunately, the Father has provided a way to communicate with Him, to render our cares and worries into His hands. We don't always understand His way, but we know that He is there and is as close as a prayer.
This I know for sure: I cannot navigate this life without prayer, nor would I even want to try.