And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
How can we pray for you today?
God’s Word calls us to pray. Prayer allows us to worship and praise the Lord. It allows us to offer confession of our sins, which should lead to our genuine repentance. Prayer grants us the opportunity to present our requests to God. All of these aspects of prayer involve communication with our Creator. He is personal, cares for us, and wants to commune with us through prayer. Without communication, relationships fall apart. So, too, our relationship with God suffers when we do not communicate with Him. Jesus prayed regularly and shows us the example many times in the Word so that we could learn from him.
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:3