The prayer should be a normal part of every Christian life. But why so many Christians neglect it?
- Is it really so important to pray?
- Is God really listening to our prayers and will He ever answer them?
- How often a day should we pray?
- How should we pray?
- Where should we pray?
- What the Bible says about prayers
These are some of the question which we have been asking. But the God has always an answer to all of our questions.
Is God really listening to our prayers and will He ever answer them?
First of all it’s good to clear out one thing. God can hear and God can talk. If you cannot believe to this, the way is to have a look into Bible and find out what is written there about this matter.
Bible is saying that God can hear because in 2 Corinthians 7:14 (KJV) is written …. I will hear them from Heaven. God can also speak because in Genesis, when God was creating the earth the word SAID is mentioned so many times, that it makes it extremely easy for us to believe that God can speak.
Is it really so important to pray?
But why the question – is it really important to pray? came to my mind? One day during my prayer, I was quoting John 14:12-13 (NKJV)
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son
and what stuck to my mind was the part – whatsoever ye shall ask and it brought the revelation to me that the prayer is really very important in our lives.
Bible is telling us in many places, that we can ask and our requests / question will be answers. But how can I ask and keep my mouth closed. It is simply impossible. Every time I want to ask for something I have to open my mouth and start talking. And when I talk, I talk to God and I am praying.
What is the prayer?
Prayer is simply a communication with God. You can call God your very best friend and never talk to him. Prayer is not a magic, you do not need to say any secret word to start praying, you can just close your eyes and start talking to God and tell him what bothers you, what you want from Him and thank Him for the things He has done for you. Even if you do not know how to pray, pray with from your heart and Holy Spirit with guide your words.
Recently I have read a book Understanding the purpose and power or Prayer – Earthly license for heavenly interference written by Dr. Myles Munroe. It is a great book explaining the principles how to pray, why some of your prayers might not be answers and what are the hinders for unanswered prayers. If you want to know more about prayer, please have a look to this book and I pray that you will get more understanding about prayers in Jesus Name.
My prayer for you: Heavenly Father, I pray for your people, that they will understand the importance of prayer and they will spend more time in communication with You. I pray that when they humble themselves, they seek your face and they pray to you, You will hear them from heaven and answer their prayers. I thank You that your ears are always there for us and that none of our prayers will come back void to us. In the name of your Son Jesus Christ I prayed. Amen.