We need to look at prayer with deeper thoughts. Prayer isn't just closing your eyes, folding your hands and speaking. Prayer is a much more meaningful part of religion. We all need to pray, God himself demands us to pray. Prayer is defined as an act of God, a god or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving.
When most people pray, they just say the same prayer, like the Lord's prayer for example. Saying the same prayer isn't really such a bad thing, its more about the meaning and the time that you spend praying. Prayer shouldn't just be looked at as a routine or habit, but as more of a love poem to express ones self to God. Questions such as: why do we need to pray? What is this prayer? , and What does God command us to pray for? Are what we should be asking ourselves before we come to God in prayer. Prayer is a very important action in all of us as Christians.
We should know why we pray and why it is important. We should also know that prayer cant just come from our mouths but from our hearts as well. Our affections cling to self and to worldly objectives; our prayer cannot rise above their level no matter what words we use. In Luke 11: 1 it says " Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." we should be taught to pray either from the church or from the people around us. Taught in a sense of listening, not actually taking lessons on it. We need to pray because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness that God requires from us.
God also gives his grace and holy spirit only to those who pray continually, asking for gifts in our lives and thanking him when we get them and not holding a grudge when we don't. The prayer that we pray should be the one that comes straight from our hearts. Prayer shouldn't be a job or a planned out speech. The prayer that God tells us we should pray is the Lords prayer. "Our Father in heaven hallowed be your name your kingdom come your will be done as earth as it is in heaven... ." this prayer summarizes the main things that we should pray for, like telling God he is awesome, asking to provide, to forgive sins, and to prevent you from sinning, and that you will love God for ever and ever.
God doesn't look at how good a prayer is, he doesn't judge by quantity either. A short prayer can be just as, if not, more meaningful as a large one. God looks at the thought and meaning of the prayer. A prayer that comes straight from the heart is what God appreciates.
We need to pray for different things in life. God tells us what to pray for and what not to. He tells us to pray for everything that we need, spiritually and physically. We can pray to God for almost anything except for absurd wants. God tells us to pray to no one else but Him. When we pray God wants us to acknowledge to him our needs and misery, hiding nothing, he wants us to pray for everything on our minds coming from our hearts.
We don't need to worry about our prayers being heard because Christ our Lord promises that they will be heard in his word. Some people only pray when they need to or want something. God wants us to give thanks in our prayers and pray for others rather than ourselves. We need to look at prayer with more understanding of what God wants from us when we pray. God wants us to pray to him all the time and thank him for all that he has given us.
Prayer should be looked into with deeper thoughts and more heart, not just a repetitive speech we do daily. Prayer helps, and people who pray regularly and mean it will be rewarded from God. Sometimes God doesn't show us the rewards he gives us physically, and some people need to see that. Even just living on this earth, being able to walk and talk, to be alive is the reward and we need to realize that. Praying should be one of the most important part of our lives and we should mean our prayers by speaking from our hearts.