Prayer plays an important role in one’s relationship with the Heavenly Father. The Bibles instructs in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing.” If God wants us to continually pray it must be important. Having a healthy prayer life can be the most satisfying aspect of a your life. Pray is not one-sided, it is not only for God, but is beneficial for us as well.
One benefit of prayer is a stronger relationship with the Heavenly Father. By praying we are opening the lines of communication. In order to have a healthy relationship you have to communicate. When praying to the Lord we are able to communicate our worries, our needs, and our praises. Even though God already knows these things, it is very therapeutic of us to say it out loud.
Prayer is very therapeutic. It has the power to reduce stress and worry. It can encourage us and get us through difficult times. When we pray we are putting our burdens in the hands of God. He is taking them away. The burdens are no longer ours to carry alone. You can rest assured that God is in charge and that His will will be done. Having God’s promise to supply our every need, we have no reason to worry (Philippians 4:19).
Luke 11:9 tells us “…Ask, and it shall be given you; …” (King James Version). An additional benefit to prayer is the ability to ask God for our heart’s desires. There are times we do not have things that we would like to have because we have not asked for them. Of course our prayers should not entirely be filled with our wants, but we do need to let God know of our desires and needs. If anyone can provide for us, it is God.
As always…end each and every prayer by giving thanks…Gratitude is the most important thing to keep in your mind and your heart.
Be thankful for what you have….what you know you will have and be thankful for having a loving God that hears and answers all of your prayers.
The above are just a few of the benefits that a healthy prayer life can provide. The fact that we were given the ability to communicate with the Heavenly Father is a privilege that should be cultivated and cherished. Prayer is the most powerful tool you could have ever in your life. Pray hard and pray often.