The Importance of Prayer
While most Christians are aware of the nature of prayer, and that the Bible commands us to do so, the power of prayer and the importance of prayer in the Christian life can easily take a backseat if we are not diligent. Prayer, along with church attendance, small groups, and regular Scripture study, can easily become tasks that are just “part of the daily agenda.” It is essential to stop and meditate on the importance of prayer in the life of the Christian and our relationship with God.
Prayer connects us personally through the Holy Spirit with the Creator of the Universe. We have direct access to the throne room, thanks to the redemptive work of Christ on the cross. He tore the veil so that we can confidently approach the King of kings. John 15:15 says that we are no longer servants, but friends through the incarnation of Christ. We also know that He hears us when we pray (1 John 5:15) and that He wants us to come to Him with requests and rely on Him through the asking.
If we have such a powerful tool at our disposal, why don’t we go to Him in prayer more often? James 5:13 says, “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” When we face storms and trials, we have two options: we can allow the storm to drive us away from God, or we can draw nearer to God through prayer in the storms, clinging to Him as our Rock and our Redeemer.
Through prayer, we come to know God more deeply, and we see that He truly is a personal God who wants us to know Him better. What better way to worship Him? Knowing Him better, we are not only able to fall more and more in love with our Redeemer, we are also more equipped for the trials and storms that will inevitably come in the future.
Prayer also strengthens the bond between believers. Approaching the throne is something we all have access to, and corporate prayer is a powerful tool to unite us as the Church, to repent before the King, to encourage each other, and to worship and bless His holy name.
Through prayer we see that He is not far away.
PRAYER & DAVAR
All believers have access to God through prayer. Through the work of Davar and other likeminded ministries, people of every tongue can see that God speaks their language, and that they too have direct access to Him, equipping them with supernatural power and endurance through the grace of God.
At Davar, we deeply understand that apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15). We remain committed to prayer at every stage of this work, and we cannot press on without the wisdom and guidance God offers us as we wait on Him in prayer. We rely on the prayer support of those who stand with us, interceding on behalf of oral people, pleading with the Lord for access, open doors, wisdom, and provision to move forward.
We invite you to join our prayer team. Please contact us to learn more about how to join our committed team of intercessors.
“The prayer of the righteous person has great power as it is working.” – James 5:16