What is Prayer?

Prayer defined is simply communication with God. Prayer is how we get in touch with God; it is our phone line to Heaven. If we want to make a call to a friend we pick up the phone and dial the number. It is the same way when we want to talk to God, but instead of picking up the phone to call we use prayer.

The great thing about prayer is that we are never to far away to make a call. I can carry my cell phone everywhere I go but there are still times when my phone will not get reception. Prayer is different no matter where I am when I pray I am able to get a hold of God through the phone line of Jesus Christ. As long as I am using Jesus Christ as my phone line I can always get in touch with Heaven when I need to.

The Bible teaches us that if we will give God a call He will show us great things. God will show us things that we could not understand on our own if we will just give Him a call. The problem arises when we don’t call Him. God is always available and He wants us to call on Him, but it is up to us to pick up the phone and do it. If we will not call to God, we should not expect an answer. If we will call on God, whether in times of trial or peace God will answer our calls.

Prayer is the instrument that can turn everything around. We find that when we pray the things that were seemingly impossible become possible. The Bible tells us, “For with God nothing shall be impossible” Luke 1:37.

When we go to God in prayer we find He is able to do more than we could even ask. God’s power is not limited. When we make a call to God we are calling on the creator of the Universe. There is absolutely nothing that is too hard for God.

Perhaps you are currently facing a situation that seems hopeless: the doctor has informed you that your cancer is spreading; your child is sick and the doctors have been unable to help. Regardless of what you may be going through God can turn it around, but it all starts with you making a phone call to Heaven. When we call on the Lord the impossible becomes possible. The praying man or woman of God who walks by faith can accomplish anything through Christ.

I have heard many people say they don’t believe they need to pray for themselves because God already knows what they need. It is true, God knows the desire of your heart before you ever ask He knows exactly what you need, but you still must ask. Many times we don’t receive from God simply because we do not ask of Him. We cannot expect for God to meet our needs if we don no ask Him. “You desire, and do not have. You murder, and are jealous, and cannot obtain. You fight and war, yet you have not because you ask not.” James 4:2 What a terrible thought, that we may miss out on God’s provision for us simply because we will not ask.
If you have a request don’t hesitate to call on the Lord. If we will go to the Lord in prayer the power of Heaven will be released into our lives, and the will of God will be accomplished in our lives here on earth. If we want to receive from our Father in Heaven we must ask.