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What is Prayer?
Prayer is the means to communicate with God; a direct and sincere line with God. But prayer is also a dialogue because God also talks to us. Through prayer we feel comforted and protected. Jesus is constantly present with us in prayer, which is in itself a thanksgiving moment for all that we have and are to be thankful for.
Prayer is something that Jesus did; he taught us how to pray through what we now know as ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. Although God knows our needs; he encourages us to talk to him about them and will guide us through the act of prayer and in being still and peaceful.
Prayer is not a wish and a want list. Prayer is having a relationship with God. You can build this at any time in any place, where ever you are, whoever you are.
We also find that prayer is a way of thanking God for his generosity and asking him for his guidance and help. Our prayers are not always answered, but it is comforting to know that God is listening. It is always a personal invitation to be with God, many Christians feel it is a personal conversation.
We have a relationship with God and prayer is a dialogue. It can have words or be in silence, it is not a wish list for us to ‘go shopping’. We look for comfort, protection and peace – prayer offers a chance for us to give our thanks for all that we have.