Prayer is a fundamental part of the life of every Christian, following Jesus means living in constant communion with Him.
When a person decides to start walking hand in hand with God, there will always be someone who advises him to resort to prayer, not as a last resort in a difficult situation, but as a daily habit that must be formed.
WHY IS PRAYER SO IMPORTANT?
There are many reasons why praying is important, however today we have five of the most fundamental:
1. PRAYER HELPS US ASK GOD FOR HELP.
Help, advice, call it what you want, the truth is that prayer is the channel through which we can raise our needs to God so that they can be heard and taken into account. The Bible tells us in James 4: 2 “… However, they do not have what they want because they do not ask God.”
2. PRAYER ALLOWS US TO SPEAK TO GOD:
But prayer does not only remain in just asking and asking, it must also be seen as a means by which we can establish a sincere and wonderful conversation with our Creator, what a privilege, right? It is through prayer that we can approach Him and pour out our soul, tell Him everything, God must be our greatest confidant !, the most trustworthy and genuine, someone we know will never betray us or give bad advice, someone who Despite being perfect, he does not condemn or judge us unfairly, but he loves us and offers us his forgiveness.
3. PRAYER IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF HELPING OTHERS:
When it comes to helping someone else, praying for them will always be the most valuable thing you can do. Prayer allows us to be of great help to other people by interceding before God for them, not in vain does the Bible affirm it in James 5:16 when it tells us “… The fervent prayer of a righteous person has great power and gives wonderful results” , since through your sincere prayer for others, even when they don’t ask for it directly, God can do any miracle.
4. PRAYER ALLOWS US TO LIVE IN FREEDOM:
When we pray, we can deliver our heaviest burdens to God and live more fully and freely. You can choose to pray instead of worrying about something and desperately trying to control whatever situation you’re going through. Sincere prayer is able to free you from any mental and / or spiritual bondage that is preventing you from leading a healthy life, and to remind you of your true identity through communion with God.
5. PRAYER IS EFFECTIVE IN OBTAINING TRUE PEACE:
One of the effects of leading a life of prayer is peace, and is that when you give all things into the hands of God and learn to walk trusting Him fully, you not only free yourself from a heavy burden, you also fill yourself with hope , you rest and begin to truly enjoy life. It is inexplicable in words, but the times that I have been in the most perfect peace have always been during and after a sincere prayer.