As Christians, we are on a journey, learning how to die to ourselves, our flesh, the things that separate us from God. It’s not always talked about, but there it is. We are learning how to die. In other words, we aren’t here to please ourselves, we aren’t here to follow people, we aren’t here to impress others with our spiritual gifts, we are only here to follow Jesus. But Lord knows, we need Jesus to follow Jesus and prayer helps.