You can have anything you want if you keep in touch with me and let my words enter your own essence. (NLT) John 15:7
The Lord commanded us to make intercession. Because God commanded it is one of the most simple reasons to pray. Discipleship requires a life of obedient service to God.
“Remain vigilant and seek divine intervention. If you don’t, you’ll give in to temptation. Thought and emotion are on board, but the body can’t keep up. Matthew 26:41, New Living Translation
Then Jesus used a tale to impress upon his followers the need of persistent intercession. (Lucas 18:1)
And always, ask for everything you want, whenever you want, in the Spirit. Keep this in mind as you continue to pray for the saints and watch over them. (NIV) Quote from Ephesians 6:18
Why Bother If I Can’t Pray?
When you don’t know what to say in prayer, the Holy Spirit will show you what to say:
The Spirit strengthens us when we are feeble. When we do not know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit prays for us. Whoever examines our hearts knows the thoughts of the Holy Spirit, for the Spirit intercedes on behalf of the righteous in accordance with God’s will. New International Version (NIV): Romans 8:26-27
When we overlook prayer, we miss out on so many benefits that it provides that enrich our lives. That is why we are going to take a look at 10 benefits of prayer that I pray will encourage you to grow deeper into your communion with God.
Prayer is not only something that Jesus teaches us how to do in Matthew 6:9-13. But it is also something that we read in scripture that He frequently did.
“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” – Luke 5:16
We learn the importance of prayer from Christ.
Prayer is something that He made time for, even if it meant getting up early in the morning. It is something He spent time in diligently, even if He had a day of traveling, teaching, or healing ahead of Him.
Jesus prioritized prayer because Jesus prioritized the Father. It is His will that Jesus sought and not His own.
Whether you are praying for your family, your health, special occasions, or just everyday prayers, here are the reasons why you should pray.