Hi. I have a really weird question. Why do we go to church to pray?
I’m not talking about the Mass. I get why we have to go to church for Mass. I was just wondering why we also, in times of particular difficulty, also go to church to, for instance, light a candle and pray before the grotto, or saying a Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. Is it just an instinctive need to be closer to God in a literal House of God, or is there some theological reasoning behind it?