Nothing is mightier than a human who prays,
because through prayer he becomes partaker of the power of God.
St. John Chrysostom
What is prayer and why should Christians pray? A short answer to this question is: prayer is one conversation with God, one Encounter with the Creator. As food is necessary for physical existence and bodily growth, so is prayer for the psychic existence and the growth of the soul essential.
It is difficult to imagine a Christian who does not pray. Because Christianity is based on the knowledge that feeds on the living experience of an encounter with the Heavenly Father. It is precisely prayer that allows us to presence of God in our lives feel. For those who pray, God is not an abstract idea, but a well-known and loved personality who accompanies them through life.
It is not complicated to pray. You can pray in your own words as well as using well-known prayers such as the "Lord's Prayer". It is important to pray from the heart, without trying to delude yourself. There is that personal prayer and there is this prayer in community during the service in the church. Both types of prayer are a necessity.
In personal prayer we take our feelings to God and tell him what is on our hearts. Therefore our prayer can be joyful or sad, angry or happy. But it should always be an honest conversation.
When is the appropriate time for prayer? Almost always. Scripture teaches us to pray constantly. Nevertheless, there are special hours during the day that the Christian should devote to prayer. This is the morning when we get up and prepare for the daily work, but also the evening when we go to rest. There are also prayers before different actions or on different occasions. For example, prayers before and after eating, before a journey, before studying, for health, for the living, for the dead, prayers of thanksgiving, praise, etc.
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