Prayer is talking to God. This is the very first thing that you have done after accepting Jesus Christ in your heart. You naturally like to talk more with the person whom you love the most. Praying to God is just the same as talking to your dear ones. Prayer comprises praise, thanksgiving, confession, worship, supplication and intercession. Praying for others makes prayer beautiful and meaningful. Prayer brings victory. A prayer with faith can even move mountains; such is the power of prayer. It is good to have a scheduled time of prayer every day. But you can always pray within your heart and stay connected with God. In the Bible, we find Jesus teaching His disciples how to pray termed as “The Lord’s Prayer”. This simple prayer teaches us how to pray (Matthew 6:9-15). This can be considered as a model for Prayer and even repeated many times when you fall short of words or do not know how to pray. Though God is Holy, we are given the privilege of being His children. That is why He expects us to spend time with Him through prayer. We can ask anything to God in prayer which we would ask our earthly father. It is important to submit to the will of GOD while praying, before asking for our own needs. It is also necessary to pray for God’s guidance to overcome the temptations and to live a victorious Christian life.
1. Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. (Matthew 26:41)
2. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)
3. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (1 John 5:14)
Gracious Father, Thank you for giving me the privilege of speaking to you. Help me to find joy in praying for others as much as I do for my own. Teach me to pray Lord and keep me closer to you by granting me the desire to pray. Amen.