Why You Should Practice Prayer

Prayer by a Christian

Prayer is of tremendous blessing to whoever engages in it at regular times. It is the act of talking to God who is ever willing to hear the cry of the righteous.

Prayer heals. Sickness is not caused by God but he permits it. Prayer overturns its effect.

God appeared to Solomon by night after he had finished building the temple. He told him that healing will come to whoever humbles himself and pray (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Prayer is an anchor in times of distress. Difficult times come for everyone at one point or the other. It's risky praying at a time of difficulty instead of beforehand.

Prayer is the anchor that holds a believer and prevents him from being swept away by the tides of life. The Psalmist prayed in his distress and was relieved (Psalm 18:6).

Prayer unlocks mysteries. A believer active in prayer will receive constant revelations from God while studying his bible and sleep in dreams and trances. God desires that we develop a strong relationship with him through prayer so that he can reveal secret things and thoughts to us which he can only reveal to his close friends and those he can trust that have a strong bond with him (Jeremiah 33:3).

Prayer helps to avoid and overcome temptation. It gives strength to the spirit and body to overcome every temptation or enticement from the devil. A believer who is reluctant to pray is a prey of the devil. Christ admonished us to watch and pray so as not to fall into temptation (Matthew 26:41).

Prayer is the cure for anxiety. Some people worry about many things but prayer commits our life and thoughts to the hands of God and gives us peace of mind (Philippians 4:6).

We also receive God's grace for our daily affairs through prayer. We can do nothing without him (Hebrews 4:16).

We pray that God give us the zeal to pray and our prayers will be answered by him every time. 

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