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What is so important about prayers? Learn more about it!

We feel that God is involved in all that happens in our lives through prayer. Therefore, the prayer to God is very important.

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The conversation with God shouldn’t be just a routine. It has to be the most desirable thing to do and the necessary part of your day. There are a lot of things in our lifetime that we will only be able to overcome with God’s help.

People often ask why there is a need to pray and to ask God for anything, if he already knows what we need. Here’s a thing. We don’t pray to God to ask something. There is no doubt that in some cases we ask Him for his assistance in various everyday circumstances. But the main idea of the prayer is not that.

God can’t be just our "emergency" in the earthly affairs. The main content of the prayer should always remain a desire to communicate with God, to meet him.  Praying is necessary in order to stay with God, get in touch with him and to feel his presence.

Prayer is a dialogue.

It includes not only our appeal to God, but also the response of God Himself. As in any dialogue, it’s important not only to speak but also to hear the answer.

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Sometimes God's answer comes immediately during the prayer but in other cases it happens later. Sometimes we ask for the immediate help from God and it comes just a few hours or days later. But we understand that it happened only because we asked God for help during the prayer.

A lot of troubles, sorrows and misfortunes happen precisely because people forget about God. In fact, there are even believers among the criminals.  But when they are committing a crime, they don’t think about God.

Why is prayer important during lent?

Lent is the time for repentance and joy. So during this period you should get rid of all the unnecessary things which spoil your life and get more good habits. If you pray, God will help you with it.

Here are some prayer Bible verses.

Psalm 4:1

1 Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

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Psalm 145:18

18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

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Proverbs 15:29

29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Matthew 7:11

11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Luke 6:12

12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

Romans 8:26

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

Philippians 4:6

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Hebrews 4:14

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

 Why is prayer important in Islam?

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Prayer is the first act of worship that you need to do in Islam in order to be considered faithful. Every Muslim who has reached a certain age is obliged to do it.

Prayer is the first act which will be very important on the Day of Judgment.

Here are some rules of praying in Islam.

Do not disturb other worshipers.

Do not talk during the prayer and maintain concentration.

It is not allowed to be drunk or high during the prayer.

Use your time in the mosque reasonably. Read Quran.

It is unacceptable to talk loudly in the mosque as it can distract others.

Pray 5 times a day, even if you are in school.

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