Why should we pray? God has called us to have a healthy and active relationship with Him. Any healthy and vibrant relationship requires communication. Prayer is an open line of communication between a holy God and His people. Throughout the Bible we find the importance and the power of prayer.

God commands us to pray. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:12-13).  

God wants to be in relationship with us. And He knows we need what only He can give. Through prayer, we experience life-transforming, life-renewing intimacy with the Creator of the universe.

God reveals himself to us through prayer. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God!  Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground (Psalm 143:10). 

We learn more about His character and how perfect His will is as we pray. Prayer deepens our understanding of God along with our desire to follow and worship Him.

God invites us to bring our burdens and needs to him in prayer. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you restTake my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lovely in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-29).  

We have a Heavenly Father who is more than able to bring victory to any challenge we face throughout our lives. God is the only true spiritual and physical healer. 

God responds to the prayers of his people. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working (James 5:16).

It is through prayer that His work is accomplished on earth and even in our lives. Our prayers matter and they really are effective.  

God imparts wisdom and understanding through prayer. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him (James 1:5). 

As we become increasingly aware of our limitations, we can rest in the knowledge that our God is all-powerful and all-knowing. Relying on Him for all of life is vital.

God exercises His authority and ability to do the impossible through the prayers of His people. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith (Matthew 21:22).

Confidence in life comes when we surrender to Jesus and trust that He will move according to His will and our benefit.

God extends His power to us through prayer so that we may resist temptation. Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41). 

With prayer, we have a constant access to God even in the midst of the most trying and difficult circumstances.