Why pray and how do you pray? The succeeding Why Do We Pray To God article will bring enlightenment on the significance and purpose of prayer.
God is deeply longing for His beloved to seek His face, not His hands and to seek His ways, not His moves. Since creation past, our Heavenly Father has been lavishly pouring out His heart and intention for mankind and the world. He desires communion, fellowship, intimacy, and agape love with us. Time and again, He reminds us to come back to Him and spend time mesmerizing His beauty, meditating on His precepts, basking in His holiness, and knowing him as in Yada, the way a man knows a woman intimately.
Despite being the sovereign ruler of all creation, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit is one God in three distinct persons united in love with a personality Unlike a watchmaker leaving behind its invention once created, God is a spiritual being demanding and requiring in love a divine connection with us. As such, we ought to relate with Him spirit-to-Spirit through a two-way communication called Prayer. / Because of that, it is of utmost importance to develop a spiritual contact with Him through what we call Prayer. }Prayer is from the Latin word prepare which means “to beg or entreat”.
Why Pray? First and foremost, we pray because God Himself is the author of prayer commanding each one of us to pray (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and seek Him (Jeremiah 29:13).
Since the Old Testament times, Bible characters discovered God in prayer and recognized ways to pray. God moved in their behalf as they lifted up the praying hands. By intercession, Abraham pleaded with God in prayer for Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 18:16-33) and Moses interceded for the Israelites in the wilderness (Numbers 14:11-20).
Out of perseverance in prayer, Hannah did not waiver in asking God for a child and fulfilling her commitment (1 Samuel 1:1-2:11) and the said child Samuel persistently prayed for his nation and people amidst blatant rebellion and obstinacy. (1 Samuel 7:5-13) With a worshipful heart, David strummed his harp and made songs in the Book of Psalms as his prayer to Yahweh and King Hezekiah prayed having the right motive which is to glorify God above all (1 Kings 19:14-20).
By fasting and prayer, Daniel obeyed and communed with God all his life (Daniel 9:3-19) and Nehemiah prayed and fasted for wisdom and success in his plans and decisions (Nehemiah 1:10)
In the New Testament, Jesus lived a lifestyle of fasting and prayer (e.g. 40 days in the wilderness, rose up early to pray, prayed all night, prayed in Gethsemane) and taught His disciples how to pray and what to pray for as in the Lord’s Prayer.
Why do we pray to God? How do you pray to God? We should pray to God because even Jesus, the Son of God prayed to resist temptations, cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead, proclaim the gospel, perform signs, wonders, and miracles, set the captives free, and bind up wounds. Countless sick and oppressed people desperately begged and prayed healing prayer to Jesus to touch, heal, and make them whole.
Our Heavenly Daddy reiterates in the Bible that we can humbly, boldly, and confidently come to Him for our every need—just pursue, pray, request, call on, look for, and be with Him as He promised to answer all those who seek Him with their entire being.
Why Pray Repetitively in His Word, God affirms believers that He will certainly respond to their supplications only if they believe and pray in the name of His Son, Jesus. Father God joyously attends to our requests as we cultivate an attitude of gratefulness, expectancy, and perseverance in prayer.
Perhaps you have asked yourself these questions: Why prayers aren’t answered even if I pray to God? How to pray to God now? Can anyone pray for me?
Why Pray Prayer not only changes things and circumstances, it also changes the hearts of people and their relationship to God and others. The best prayer we can pray to God is not when we make requests to intercede for others, resolve problems, heal sicknesses, vindicate from enemies, protect from evil or even turn the world upside down, it is prayer when we just close our eyes, bend down our knees, silence our hearts, cry out to Him without any agenda except to hear His voice, see His face and know Him in spirit and in truth.
When you do that and learn how to pray to God, God will show Himself to you, make known to you His ways, and immerse you in His glorious presence and make all things new and beautiful more than what your heart asks for.
Why do we pray to God? With prayer, we can appreciate God and comprehend His ways then find complete satisfaction in Him alone.