Praying should be as natural as breathing. It is, after all, the primary way to talk to God.
Prayer allows God to work in and through you. It allows you to speak your mind, praise His presence and good works, say thank you for your blessings and ask for help in times of need. Praying is mentioned numerous times in the Bible, which lends to its utmost importance in your life.
Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you. —1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
Whether you are facing the most trivial of circumstance or the most dire of tragedies, pray. Prayer opens up a direct line of communication between you and God. It enables you to speak from your heart and ask for God’s help. He delights in helping His children and nothing pleases Him more than when you simply talk to Him. Though it may seem as though not all prayers are answered or that prayers are not answered in a timely manner, God does answer prayers and in His own timing. God’s timing is perfect.
If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you. —John 15:7
God hears you when you call for help. But do not just come to God when you want a prayer answered. Be sure to keep Him and His Word in you always.
He does what is best for you and your life. Sometimes what you see as an unanswered prayer is really the answer itself. God gives you the response you should get, not necessarily the one you want. Sometimes what you think is the best answer is not God’s best.
How many times have you heard “there is power in prayer?” Or that “there is power in numbers?” Well, there is also power in prayers in numbers.
When times become difficult, people come together. Often we rally around the person who is hurting to support and pray for them. There is power in group prayer.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them. —Matthew 18:20
God loves when you share Him with others. When multiple people come together to discuss Him or the Word, it is a form of praise and worship. Praying together harnesses the Spirit in one place, builds up the power of the Word and radiates it outward to bless those that have gathered, as well as for whom the prayers are about.
Praying for others speaks to God to help that person. Many people praying about one person shouts to God to pay attention. It shows God people sharing and exalting Him, which makes Him want to move mountains.
With the popularity of social media, group prayer is easier than ever. While there is much to be said about physical groups of people gathering in one place to rally the Holy Spirit, group praying can occur when individuals are not physically together, like via Believe.com’s Pray it Forward project. People from all over the world can offer up their prayers and thoughts about a particular person and situation, sending numerous prayers up to God.
If sending one prayer to God shines a beam of light from that person to God, think of the beams of light from sending multiple prayers (regarding the same situation) to God; it would be akin to a giant spotlight shining on Him. The power of prayer is undeniable.