What is Prayer?

Simply put, prayer is communicating with God.  Real prayer is experiencing our devotion to our heavenly Father, inviting Him to talk to us us as we talk to Him.

Who Can Pray?

Anyone can pray, but only those who walk in faith and obedience to Christ can expect to receive answers to their prayer.

A special contact with God begins when we receive the Holy Ghost. Praying with a clean heart is also vital to successful prayer.  We cannot expect God to answer our prayers if there is unconfessed sin in our life or if we are harboring an unforgiving spirit (Psalm 66:18; Mark 11:25).  For God to answer our prayers, we must have a believing heart and ask according to His will (Matthew 9:29; 21:22; I John 5:14, 15)

Why Are We to Pray?

God’s Word commands us to pray (Luke 18:1; Acts 6:4; Mark 14:38; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2; I Timothy 2:1,2).  We pray to have fellowship with God, receive spiritual nurture and strength to live a victorious life, and maintain boldness for a vital witness for God.

Prayer releases God’s great power to change the course of nature, people, and nations.

We pray to have fellowship with God, receive spiritual nurture and strength to live a victorious life, and maintain boldness for a vital witness for God.

Prayer releases God’s great power to change the course of nature, people, and nations.

When Should We Pray?

God’s Word commands us to “Pray Continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).  We can be in prayer throughout the day, expressing and demonstrating our devotion to God as we go about our daily tasks.

It is not necessary to be on our knees, or even in a quiet room to pray.  God wants us to be in touch with Him constantly wherever we are.  We can pray in the car, while washing dishes, or while walking down the street.

Download the chapter "Hour of Prayer" from the G.R.O.W.T.H. Journal the pdf file.


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