Prayer should be as vital to a Christian as a heart is to their body. You simply cannot survive without it. As I’ve traveled the world, I’ve seen different religions have certain times and certain prayers that their adherents must follow and do. Some have to face a certain way, others have to wear special clothes, and some have to repeat certain mantras. Protestant Christianity doesn’t have any of that so that prayer can be an act of willing worship from the heart. It’s about getting alone with your creator, sharing what’s on your heart and listening to what’s on His. Unfortunately many Christians don’t have a regular time to spend with God and instead only offer up prayers when we need God to solve a problem.
I want to encourage you to find a set time to spend with God each day, not out of obligation, but out of devotion. You don’t have to Pray the entire time. Many times prayer is simply sitting in God’s presence and listening. He knows what you’re going to say before you even say it, and hears your heart when words are not enough. Christianity is about having a relationship with God, and relationships live and die on communication. Prayer is our way of communicating with God and finding direction in our lives. Pick a time and a place to meet regularly with God and watch your relationship grow.
Here are some Bible verses on prayer.
1. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
Psalms 116:2 NLT
2. GOD ’s there, listening for all who pray, for all who pray and mean it.
Psalm 145:18 MSG
3. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will answer you.
Jeremiah 29:12 GNT
4. I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
Psalms 91:15 TPT
5. Lord, you know my prayer before I even whisper it. At each and every sunrise you will continue to hear my cry until you answer.
Psalms 88:13 TPT