Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The Lord has to do his work through us and in us. Prayer opens the door for the Lord to come into us and to hear our concerns for the life that he has paved for us.
In most cases of a hard time, or an emergency we run to our “day one ” people. The people that we believe is always going to be there for us and to help us feel better in a time of need. And most of the time we don’t think that the first person we should ask to come be with us the Lord. He knows what is going to happen next in our life, he created us, and knows us the best.
Matthew 18:20 says when “two or three gather.. ” in his name he will be there with him.
People always ask for prayers, and the more that pray the better the outcome, (hopefully in most cases). So in a time of need and prayer, turn to God first because he is the one that is going to be there in the end.