Rango is the story of a lonely house lizard finding in search of his identity. Suddenly, he is thrust from his cage into a big fatal world where he finds the chance at a fresh start. After a few happy accidents he gets named sheriff. For the first time he belongs to something important, but a great responsibility comes with it, and he finds himself in the middle of an investigation that will determine the future of the entire town.
In their desperation, the townspeople turn to religious ceremony, but nothing comes from it. They cling to this ceremony more for the hope than the outcome. However, they are disappointed week after week. When all else seems lost they finally pray to the “Spirit of the West.” They simply talk to him, and ask him for what they need. Soon enough, Rango finds the answer after the Spirit appears to him.
Prayer is an act of worship and usually begins with a confession of sin, which is exactly how the townsman’s prayer began. He apologizes for not praying more often, and then he thanks the Spirit for sending Rango as their salvation instead of making requests. After which Rango is finally able to do his job and save the town.
Prayer has nothing to do with a shopping list. Prayer should be center around God, not us, which is why it’s centered on confession and praise. With that kind of prayer God is with us.