Word by Seth Martin
What is prayer? Prayer is a task, you should not only use it when you are in need. Prayer is communication with God. Talking with God. It is necessary for you to speak your prayers! You need to communicate to have a relationship with God, just like you would any other relationship.
Why do we need to pray?
1. You need prayer to feel closer to God. Ephesians 6: 18: “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” The Lord says He wants us to pray, and that should be a good enough reason for all believers! This is not an option, more like an obligation. We have a responsibility to pray to God. Forgetting is not a good enough excuse, because God didn’t forget to wake you up this morning! Jesus emphasizes this, in Luke 18:1-8, pray all the time!
2. Prayer changes circumstances! In Jonah 2:7, “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; And my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple.” Prayer changes your situations. Any mess you are dealing with, ask God for help! “Have you prayed about your situation as much as you have talked about? ” remember this as you are going through tough situations in life. God will deliver us from it, but first we have to pray!
3. Prayer changes us. When we pray, we enter into God’s holy presence. Changes begin in His presence. We will begin to show forgiveness to people, because God has forgiven us. Without prayer there is no process in becoming better Christians.