And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers (Emp. BB). One of the habits of the early church was prayers. One of the greatest blessings a child of God has is prayer the right to communicate with almighty GOD!
As Christians we are to give ourselves to prayer. Paul wrote to Timothy his son in the gospel about prayer. I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men; for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour (1Timothy 2:1-3).
When I pray I always try to use the model of thanksgiving for Jesus and the privilege to confidently petition God in prayer first. Secondly I try and always pray for others ahead of myself. Third I pray for myself and my current needs, wants, and cares etc.
Sadly today many neglect the privilege of prayer. We get so busy with our day to day lives that we often times don’t make time to pray. Prayer does not have to be a certain length nor do you have to close your eyes. However it should be a priority for us all to do since we have so much to gain through it.
James says “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16).