Sep 24, 2010

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The Importance of Prayer-A Must for Christian Believers

Why should a Christian pray? How often should I pray? These questions and many more are constantly heard from people. Some people wonder if there is really any need to pray. This post is to emphasize the importance of praying to a Believer and is listed in no particular order.

The reasons a Christian believer must pray

  • A channel of communication

Prayer is a two-way channel by which God and man communicate with each other. Communication is very vital for any relationship that is to pass the test of time. Through prayers Christians relate their minds, feelings, emotions, desires and inadequacies, while God communicates answers, assurance and His supremacy to the believers.

  • Experience the love of God

God is love and through prayers you experience and understand more the love of Jesus. When you pray acceptably you enter into God’s presence where you will be enveloped by God’s love. This assures you of God’s protection over you, insecurity disappears and you receive boldness to face life knowing that Jesus loves you and will always be by your side. David, a man of praise and prayer, experienced this that he wondered in Psalm 8:4, what man is that God is so mindful of him. Also Paul prayed in Ephesians 3:14-19 that the Ephesians should experience this love of Jesus.

  • Spiritual growth

Through prayers, we build up our faith in God and His son Jesus Christ. This is why Jude, in Jude 20, encouraged Christians to pray in the Spirit. Jesus laid an example for Christian believers by praying so often that His disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. Prayer strengthens the believer, builds up courage in him and his confidence in the ability of God to do the impossible.

  • Channel of overcoming forces of darkness.

Christians overcome the devil through prayers. The devil has been defeated by the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ but we enforce it through prayers in the name of Jesus. As it is said, “a prayer-less Christian is a powerless Christian”.  Paul understanding the power of prayer against the attacks of the devil included it in the weapons of our warfare in Ephesians 6:18. When you pray, you enforce your authority in Christ against all the attacks of the enemy.

  • Ask and receive

Through prayer we ask and receive our desires from God.  Jesus said in Mathew 7:7-8 that we should ask if we want to receive from God. And James, in James 4:2, said that we do not have because we have not asked. Therefore, whatsoever you desire from God you must ask in prayer first before you can receive it.

  • Invitation to God to act

This is the primary reason why we must pray as Christian believers. God cannot do anything on earth unless somebody down here asks Him. God gave dominion over all the work of His hands to Adam, (Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 8:6) which he sold out to Satan. Now the devil has dominion and legal right in this world and is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). God cannot legally and justly move in and take away that dominion from the devil because the lease was legally given to him by Adam. So if you want to see a change concerning any issue, you must pray before God can intervene.

Praying is one thing many Christian believers struggle with even though they know they ought to pray. Sometimes, people sleep off while praying. But prayer is so important that believers need to receive grace from God to prayer. And not just once in awhile prayer but to pray without ceasing. Remember the devil is running to and fro looking for whom to devour but we are to resist him steadfastly and one way is through prayers. So get praying today without ceasing.

Hey, do you have any other reason why Christians should pray?

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  1. I pray to know God more and as I spend time with Him he reproduces His character in me.

    Furthermore, I pray to draw strength from him for the day’s activities

  2. I AGREE THAT WE NEED TO PRAY, AND YES PRAYER IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR EVERY CHRISTIAN, BUT ALSO KNOWING HOW TO PRAY IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE PRAYER ITSELF. WE FIRST HAVE TO KNOW WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST AND WHAT OUR INHERITANCE ARE. SO MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN AND BEG GOD TO DO SOMETHING OR TO MEET THEIR NEEDS WHILES GOD HAS ALREADY MET EVERY NEED, BE IT SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL, AND THIS HE DID THROUGH THE CROSS. GRACE AND FAITH IS THE TWO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. GOD BLESS

  3. we need to pray if we wish to receive from God. He answers our prayer and this is the only way through which we can communicate with Him regarding our needs and desires.

  4. I prayer because it help me to Know him more – Jeremiah 33:3 it help my sins to be forgiven Matthew 6:4, it help me not to enter into temptation Matthew 6:3 it is a command – Luck 18:1, it helps me to sustain my faith- Luck 18:1, it help me to interrupt humanity with divinity – Matthew 18:18, it help with wisdom and knowledge over situations – James 1:5, it help to gain insight into the will of God – Jeremiah 33:3, it guarantees my preservation and immunity – Psalm 91:1, it guarantees the actualization of my desires – Mark 11:24

  5. Hi there,a man is a spirit,possessing a soul, living in a body….Christians need to be aware that they should also pray by the spirit i.e .unknown language 2corcor14.14 speak mysteries to God.I am sure that will limit us of repeating what we have asked……let’s not forbid praying with an unknown tongue.Thanx.

  6. Bro Isaiah Ndubuisi says:

    yeah ;I, Thank the GOD almighty for a topic like these.
    water is the life source existence of fish, take the fish out from the water it will die. so prayer is the life source existence of man, note very important

  7. iFFY yOUR ARTICLE has been very helpful. if I may ask, are you a penticostalist?

    • Thanks Faith for your comment. I praise God that you found it helpful.
      I believe in the direct personal experience of God through the baptism
      with the Holy Spirit AND every other thing written in the bible.
      God bless you.

  8. Kevin ama says:

    Prayer is the bomb we christains use as one of the items of battles.

  9. I Learn alot of things about prayer.GOD BLESS YOU

  10. Ademola Lawal says:

    I Dont Know Much Exept What Romans 8 Vs 26 Said . So I Think We Must Have The Spirit Of God To Be Able To Pray Rightfully

  11. Samuel michael says:

    Prayer has really help me in many ways and I implore every Christian to take their prayer life seriously.

  12. kwalahu.maraga says:

    I believe and trust in prayer because we only talk to God in our prayers.Therefore it is a very important in the lives of every believers in this world.Our continue praying can help others who are in need when prayers are specificed.

  13. Chibuzor Glorify says:

    Prayer is awesome, therefore imbible it.

    • God bless you Chibuzor.
      Thanks for your comment

    • Truly, the power of a praying christian can not be underestimated. however, our relationship with God matters in praying to Him.
      We should remember that without prayer (1) we prevent ourselves from God’s blessings (2)We become prey to Satan without prayer (3)We become perplexed without prayer (4)We become panic without prayer (5)We become problem prone without prayer etc.

  14. great p wilson says:

    prayer is the key

  15. tshering Tamang says:

    amen god bless u

  16. lekan oppy says:

    I like your write-up, may God in His infinite mercy continue to inspire you with His knowledge and understanding, Amen

  17. Prayer is necessary to follow jesus

  18. Yeah there is power in prayer
    Thanks for this post

  19. Edward Mwenda reign says:

    Amen thanks and God bless you. When we pray, miracles and breakthrough take place. However, when things happen don’t go with your chest high. One of God’s attributes is that He is a jealous God. Let glory and honour return to Him alone.

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