Google defines the term prayer to be “a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or another deity.”
Praying or thanking God is important in one’s life. No matter what a person’s religion might be, praying to the Almighty is an act of being grateful and thankful for all that God has provided for us. It is an act of supplication before the Supreme, thus enabling one to be humble as well.
Praying, in this sense, does not teach just gratitude towards God but also teaches other integral core values essential to one in life.