What is Prayer?

What Is Prayer? It is communion or talking with God.

Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.... It is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven's storehouse. (The Privilege of Prayer, Steps to Christ, E. G. White)


What is Prayer? These bible verses on prayer indicate it is constantly talking to God.


Romans 12:12 (King James Version)

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;


Colossians 4:2 (King James Version)

2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.


1 Thessalonians 5:17 (King James Version)

Pray without ceasing.


Ephesians 6:18 (King James Version)

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;


To me this simply means to have an ongoing conversation with God (silent or out loud) as if you were with one of your friends.

You know, how you call up friends on your cell phone or send text messages to tell them what's happening in your life. For some the cell phone is always in their hand.


What is prayer? Talking to God for free, and there are no dead zones...

Hebrews 11:6 (King James Version)

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


What is prayer? Faith in God, and what He can do for you.

Mark 11:22-24 (King James Version)

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.



What is prayer? A request for help.

Matthew 7:7 (King James Version)

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:


Philippians 4:6 (King James Version)

6 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.


Romans 8:32 (King James Version)

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?


When afraid -
Luke 18:1 (King James Version)

1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;


James 5:15 (King James Version)

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.


What is Prayer? A request in Jesus' name

John 16:23-24; 26-27 (King James Version)

23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.


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What is Prayer time?

You should also have special prayer times were you take time to worship God. This is when you would go to a quiet place (your prayer closet) and kneel before God to take time to acknowledge Him for who he is (praise), what he does for you etc. (thanksgiving), ask for forgiveness and the Holy Spirit in your life, to intercede (pray) for others and for your own needs, and to pray for strength for the day.

David says in Psalm 55:17 (King James Version)

17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.


Here is Daniel's example in Daniel 6:10 (King James Version)

10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.


What is prayer? The Lord's prayer is our example.


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