Sometimes in life we become desperate and pray. Then, when the desperation subsides, we stop praying. I always felt horrible for only praying when I had a desperate need. And so I'd force myself to pray absent that sense. I think I was wrong. The problem with our prayer lives is not so much that we only pray when we are desperate, but that we're only desperate when we pray. We're not desperate nearly enough. Our greatest need, then, is a greater sense of need.