Opinion: Is prayer necessary in life?

By Sandrine Twiringire

Most people take prayer as something simple, but we need to understand that what comes out of our mouth has the power to build or break our lives.

Prayer is personal communication with God. It is one way of giving our attention to God. And the good news is that He is always there with us, ready to listen to us any time, any place.

Focusing on prayer, I want to also point out that as we pray, we need to understand that it is a two-way conversation. Much as we walk to God, He also speaks to us and so, we also need to listen to him.

Prayer is like a child’s conversation with their father, it’s natural for a child to ask his or her father for the things they need, or ask for advice or guidance. 

 In my opinion we also need to be guided by our father, God.  Just like Jesus Christ did, He prayed from start right to the end.

A number of scriptures indicate how relevant and powerful prayer is. For instance, Hebrews 4:16, says, Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 also says, Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

As Christian, prayer is the best way to connect and communicate with our father.