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by Pastor Carlton Barnett


But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.  [ Matthew 6:6]



Prayer is a vital part of the Christian faith, and it involves communicating with God. As a Christian, it is essential to understand the importance of prayer and how to pray to the God of the Bible.

Firstly, it is important to understand that God is a loving and compassionate Father who desires to have a relationship with His children. He is a Father who is always ready to listen to our prayers and provide guidance and direction in our lives.

To pray to God, one must first acknowledge who God is and His greatness. This can be done through praise and worship, acknowledging His attributes such as His sovereignty, holiness, and love. We can also express gratitude for the blessings we have received in our lives.

It is important to pray with sincerity and honesty, expressing our deepest thoughts, feelings, and concerns to God. We can bring our needs, worries, and struggles before Him and ask for His help and guidance. We can also pray for the needs of others, including our loved ones, friends, and even our enemies.

When we pray, it is also important to listen for God's response. God speaks to us through His Word, the Bible, and through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We should be open to His leading and be willing to follow His direction.

In addition to individual prayer, it is also important to pray together with other believers. This can be done through group prayer, prayer meetings, or even online prayer groups. When we pray together, we are united in our faith and can support one another in our spiritual journey.

Finally, it is important to remember that prayer is not just a one-time event but a continual conversation with God. We should strive to develop a daily habit of prayer and make it a priority in our lives. As we grow in our relationship with God, we will experience His presence and see His hand at work in our lives.



In conclusion, praying to God is a powerful PRIVILEDGE that can bring about transformation in our lives and in the world around us. It is through prayer that we can connect with God, seek His guidance, and experience His love and grace. Let us, therefore, commit ourselves to a life of prayer and trust in the God who hears and answers our prayers.