Everyone uses cell phones these days. It’s a way of communicating with people that we know, family friends, business contacts…for many it has become an essential tool.
Prayer is a way of communicating with God. It is a special language. It brings us closer to God. As spirit beings we thrive on that communication. Prayer is essential especially if you understand the importance of faith, the importance of seeking God’s wisdom, the importance of staying within God’s perfect will for our lives. Prayer is key. It is critical.
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
Prayer is a journey into the unknown to get answers and it is always a successful journey.
Let’s look at some scriptures:
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into
a solitary place, and there prayed.” Mark 1:35
Jesus knew the importance of prayer.
1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)
11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face alway
Psalms 4:1 (NIV)
1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
Psalms 5:3 (NIV)
3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Psalms 17:1 (NIV)
1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer– it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Psalms 25:1 (NIV)
1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;
Psalms 37:7 (NIV)
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalms 50:15 (NIV)
15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.
Because prayer reels us in to the heart of God, it brings us inside so that we can hear Him and not miss His desires for us! That’s why.