Is Prayer Important
for the Christian?
by: Sean Mize
Prayer. What is prayer? Let us define prayer as simply communicating
with our Creator. Prayer might be asking God for help. It might be
thanking Him for His blessings. Or it might be simply communicating,
much the same way we might talk with a friend, discussing our day.
How important is prayer? If we believe in the Creator, believe He
exists, and we believe that He desires to have a relationship with us,
how important is prayer? If prayer is simply communicating, chatting if
I may, then how important is prayer?
If we define prayer as simply chatting with God, and He desires a
relationship with us, then perhaps we can compare prayer with talking
with our best friend or spouse. How important is daily communication
with our spouse or our best friend? Do we grow closer when we do not
engage in daily conversation?
When we engage in daily conversation in any relationship, it should
enable us to grow closer to that individual. So if we talk with God
daily, do we not also grow closer to Him daily? And if we do not
communicate with God daily, can we really grow closer? Even if we fill
our lives with ‘holy’ activities—reading spiritual books, doing good
works, going to church---will we grow closer without the daily
communication that prayer is?
Prayer is infinitely important. When I pray daily, when I communicate
daily with God and make time for Him in my life, I really do have an
easier road. When I do not spend time with God daily, especially
communicating with Him, I notice a profound difference in my daily
When you pray, you are communicating with the Creator of the universe.
The Creator sincerely wants to hear and answer your prayers.
Are you communicating with God daily? Do you make time for Him everyday,
no matter what? If you do, great. If not, I challenge you to get into
the habit now. You will notice an immediate difference in the way you
perceive things and in the way you respond to the world around you.
Prayer does indeed change things.
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Prayer Remembers the
Prayer is what you do when you’re done struggling with a problem, and
you’re ready to call forth its solution. Prayer is not about trying to
get God to do something to you or give something to you. It’s about
allowing God to do something through you.
Has God Answered
When you learn to use your imagination to help you build your faith in
God, you will be able to receive the words of the Lord. You will be able
to call yourself a Person of Faith.
© Sean Mize 2006
Sean Mize is a Christian Entrepreneur and
Christian internet Marketer, and the author of “The Christian Guide to
Maximizing Your Time”, which can be ordered via http://www.christiansuccessnetwork.com
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