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Prayer existed before the Fall. The earth-formed communicated with the Creator and in the process received life-enhancing purpose, balance and instruction. In a fallen world, prayer is even more important, not because we now approach God with requests but because the world itself in under the power and influence of the inhuman. The systems of this world are designed to remove your humanity because they are designed to remove you from a relationship with your Creator. Whatever is self-driven leads to inhuman behavior. True humanity is found in humble submission to the Creator. The closer I get to selfless obedience, the more human I become. How do I know this? Because God manifested Himself in His Son and demonstrated what truly human being actually looks like. It looks exactly like Jesus, absolutely devoted to the will of the Father.