What defines Christian prayer?
As we all know prayer, by definition, is how we communicate with God, our creator and the sustainer of all things. Asking for God's help is one way that we use prayer to communicate to God. We also prayer to give Him thanks for the blessings he bestows upon us. Yet another form prayer can take is, simple conversation about our daily lives to our Creator in the same manner we talk to our friends.
- What is the importance of Christian prayer?
If we have faith in the One who created us and believe that He wants to be close to us, then the question is "how is a Christian prayer important?"
Believers consider Christian prayer to be a genuine conversation with God and that He wants us to be close to Him through fellowship. Maybe we should think of prayer just like we think of talking to our spouses, family and close friends. It's true that it is important to communicate regularly with our spouses, family and friends. Without talking every day, we do not expect relationships to developed or grow rather the opposite may occur and soon or later we may find that with time we have grown apart and gone separate ways.
In any relationship, if we make a point of communicating on a daily basis, it is easier to develop a closer relationship with that person. If we converse with God every day, won't we grow a little closer to Him each day? Can we expect to get closer to God if we neglect our daily conversations with Him? Regardless of all of our 'holy' pursuits - studying books of spiritual relevance, performing good deeds and attending church services - how can we grow close to God while neglecting our daily talks with him through prayer?
The importance of Christian prayer is infinite
My life is much easier when I pray every day and make a place for God in every aspect of my life. When I neglect my special daily time with God, especially conversing with Him, there is a decidedly different outcome in my daily life.
- Do you talk to God every day?
Prayer is your method of communication with the Creator of All Things. God really does desire to listen to you and give you an answer to your prayers. Prayer time is part of every day special time spent with God regardless of what else may be happening? It is wonderful if you are already spending time with your Creator thorough prayer. If you aren't, I give you the challenge to make it part of your regular routine. There will be a difference right-away in the way you see everything and in how you react to the world surrounding you. Things do change with prayer.
The question for you today is straight and simple; how important is Christian prayer to you?