What is Biblical prayer?
Prayer is simply communicating with God; for listening and talking to him. Prayer is something that we learn. In Luke 11:1 the disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Prayer is not a one-sided conversation; it is a personal interaction with God.
Who should pray?
Simply put everyone! The Apostle Paul writes in Colossians 4:2, “Be devoted to prayer.” Prayer is a spiritual discipline that must be valued and practiced if we want to move on to greater maturity. Proverbs 15:29 (NIV) “The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”
Why should I pray?
Prayer develops our relationship with God. It is through prayer that we begin to think God’s thoughts and we see things from God’s point of view. This is where real transformation takes place in our lives.
Where should I pray?
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV) tells us to “pray continually.” Because God is everywhere we can pray everywhere. Wether we pray in private or in a group God is there. Wherever you are physically, emotionally. or spiritually, God is able to reach you there.
When should I pray?
The Bible encourages routine when it comes to carving out time for God. It was Daniel’s prayer routine that got him tossed into the lion’s den (Daniel 6:10). The Psalmist declares, “Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous law…” (Psalm 119:164). Even after Pentecost, Peter and John were engaged in routine when they went up to the temple at the hour of prayer (Acts 3:1). Because we really are people of routine, we must make significant time for prayer as a part of it.