Prayer is such an important part in our lives as Christians. First of all, we must recognize prayer as a privilege as well as an honour. Every moment of prayer is an investment in eternity and true prayer is a romance of righteousness. Our fellowship is with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Through prayer we participate in the communion of the God-kind; it’s a throne-room caucus rendezvous: Jesus made it so! Oh, that the eyes of our understanding may be enlightened to see this awesome truth and that we may walk in the light of it! What a time of rich communion with the Lord prayer provides us!
Prayer is primarily our communication with the Lord. Communication has purpose, and the purpose usually determines the mode and relevant details for the communication to be effective.
The disciples of Jesus were Jews and they knew how to pray religiously. After walking with Jesus for a while, they realized that Jesus didn’t pray as they did. He actually had results continually in a way that startled them. They finally said to the Master, ‘’Teach us to pray.’’
Many have had their understanding of prayer distorted by ‘’religion’’ and wrong teaching. As a result, they have difficulties changing their misconceptions on even fundamental truths about prayer.
Scripture enjoys us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer helps to season our spirits as a receptacle for God’s Spirit and power. Then we can connect with His ideas, visions and leadings more easily in order to change the world.
When we pray, we make tremendous power available, dynamic in its working, causing changes in our favour. Certain prayer sessions are specially designed by the Lord to help straighten our things in the spirit-realm regarding our immediate or later future as individuals, families or ministries. How wonderful that we can change circumstances and alter destinies in His Name through prayer! We serve a kind, loving, great and gracious God who daily loads us with benefits (Psalms 68:19). During times of prayer, we can meditate on His goodness and appropriate these benefits to our life’s circumstances.
Types Of Prayer
- The prayer of faith
- The prayer of petition
- Praying with the Spirit
- The prayer of agreement
- The prayer of intercession
- Praying for the Saints
- Praying for the material needs
- Prophetic prayer
- The prayer of worship, praise and thanksgiving.
It is God’s earnest desire to have a rich, vibrant and enduring fellowship with His children.