Sacrifices and burnt offerings are rituals done to remember and honor God. While we don’t do these exact things anymore, we do have other rituals in their place such as going to church or praying before eating. Attending church isn’t something we barter with God for in order to get answer prayers or to feel better about ourselves. Instead, it’s an opportunity to get to know God. Just like prayer is a way to talk to God, it’s a way we can show Him love. When you pray today, remember this is an opportunity to seek God and show Him your love.
I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
~ Hosea 6:6 [NLT]