The Importance Of Prayer


Prayer is a great benefit and enjoyment…. if we do it right.

The very act of prayer implies that the person who is praying considers the power to whom one is praying to as superior to oneself. Hence by praying a person implies that one is looking for help from a higher mind and intellect than one’s own self (As did Jesus; John 14:28, Matthew 26:39, Luke 6:12).

We were given prayer as a way to communicate with God directly. One of the most important jobs for us as a parent is to teach our children the skills they need in order to survive in this world. Teaching our children how to pray “effectively” helps them to understand who to pray to and that God is always accessible and always there for them.

When we think of prayer we usually think of asking God for something. Indeed, prayer often includes asking God for something but prayer also includes taking the time to listen for a response from God. In prayer, there is a time to speak and a time to listen. This is the balance of prayer. Faith is also another aspect of having an effective prayer life.

We have all heard the expression “you are what you eat.” Food in the body is converted into energy and strength. It repairs the cells, fuels the body, and imparts the nutrients needed to sustain life.

Very seldom do we forget to eat. We generally eat two or three times a day because our bodies constantly remind us that we are hungry and have need of food. We would not dream of only eating once a week. Yet this is exactly what we do spiritually if the only time we study and pray is on the Sabbath.

When it comes to our spiritual diet, we must pray regularly.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) “Rejoice always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Colossians 4:2 (NIV): “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Communication is the foundation for success in any relationship. When we communicate openly and freely with each other, we learn to know each other as individuals. This principle also applies in our relationship with God. By talking to God, we learn more about who God is and what plan He has for us.


Communication with God

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Communication With God

(Luke Chapter 11:1-2)


Consider how vital breath is to your body and how often you need it. Just as you need breath to stay alive physically, you also need prayer to stay alive and healthy spiritually. A breath once in a while is not enough for the physical body, neither will once in a while prayer keep you spiritually healthy.

In Matthew 21:22 (NIV) it tells us that the Lord made this promise. “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

However, we know that this is not as simple as it sounds. There are conditions to enact these promises.

The first step in enacting these promises is knowing how to pray and to whom.
So how should we pray? Have you ever heard the saying “practice what you preach?” Christ did not tell us to do something that he did not adhere to himself. In Luke, Chapter 11:1-2, Christ taught that we should pray to “Our Father” who resides in “Heaven” (God).


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