Prayer is communication with God. Prayer involves talking to God and listening. Prayer can be used to rid the body of sickness and diseases or any other ailment that you desire to eradicate from your body.
The first mention of prayer in the Bible is in Genesis 4:26: “As for Seth, to him also a son was born, and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of The Lord.” Praying and communicating with God helps us to grow closer and more intimately connected with God.
When you pray to God, don’t forget to listen after you have made your request. When you are listening, you are waiting and expecting God to answer your request. Sometimes we try to find the solution by other means instead of consulting and waiting on God for an answer. Always make praying to God your first resort, not your last choice. Seek him first. Do not make human advice your first choice.
If your answer is slow in coming, be patient. An answer will come. At times it may not be the answer that you were expecting, but you must have faith and confidence in God’s ability. God knows what’s best for you and your situation.
All believers in Christ should have a daily prayer time to communicate with God.
The best time to pray is early in the morning before you begin your daily activities. You can pray anytime throughout the day. When you begin your prayers, always give praise and honor to God first. Thank Him for who He is and for letting you see another beautiful day. Prayers should be natural. Do not be afraid to talk to God.
End your prayers by adding the phrase “in Jesus Name.”
The best posture for prayer is on your knees. This shows reverence to God. But you can pray sitting, standing, walking or in any position that’s comfortable and convenient for you. You can pray to God about anything. Talk to Him about your concerns, or on behalf of someone else. God is available 24/7. Some people like to pray alone, while others engage in ‘group prayers.’ “When two or more of you on earth agree about something you are praying for, my Father in heaven will do it for you,” Matthew 18:19.
When you pray, it should be according to God’s will (God’s word). Sometimes God answers in ways that are in our best interests. When we pray, it is with confidence that God hears us and that it’s according to His will. Never stop praying. If you are not sure what to pray for, ask the Holy Spirit who lives in every born again follower of Christ. He makes intercession for us according to His (Romans 8:27).
Jesus gave His followers a model of how to pray called The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:5-15. This prayer is one of the most popular prayers in all Christianity. It is known in many languages and is recited around the world. Prayer should not be a way to get attention or to impress others. It should be done with a right heart toward God. It is wrong to pray to impress others. God invites us to pray, and promises: “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:14. In the ‘model prayer,’ Jesus showed the disciples that: God’s Kingdom comes first. He asked for needs to be met that day. He asked for forgiveness and to forgive others, and he asked God to keep us from sin.
Your Father in Heaven is waiting for your call. It is written in James 5:16b: “The prayer of a godly person is powerful. It makes things happen.”