Why do we pray? Why should we spend time talking with God? What does it do? To answer these questions, we need to think about what prayer is.
Prayer is our direct line to God that was made possible through the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.
“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings...” – Hebrews 10:22 NIV
As believers, prayer is one of the most important aspects of our walk because it gives us the opportunity to talk to our Savior.
When we talk to Him we build our relationship with Him. Our relationship with God is like any other relationship in our life, in that we need to communicate to strengthen the bond.
Think about it. If you never spoke to your friend your relationship would never grow. You would forever be acquaintances who barely know each other. But, if you talked daily you would become close friends due to the time spent together.
Through the time spent in prayer, we can see what His motives are and develop a secure bond with Him. That is why prayer is important.
When we pray, we need to remember we are going before our Lord. We need to have reverence towards Him and not worry about sounding dumb or ineloquent.
When we pray, we should bring our requests, adorations, worries, doubts and thoughts to God.
Prayer is how we build our relationship with God and grow closer to Him. That is why we pray.