Did you know you can pray the Bible? Of course you did! In fact you could pray straight through the entire book of Psalms, and I would challenge you to try that sometime.
#1: Pray Before I begin my bible reading, I think it’s helpful for me to spend a couple minutes in prayer for two reasons: Because it helps me read more carefully and seriously. Because I want the Spirit’s help to point things out, to convict and direct my steps.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 we read about Paul’s command for us to pray without ceasing. But what does this mean? Certainly it can’t mean we must constantly have our heads bowed in quiet prayer. No, I think partly what Paul intends for us to know is that we should always be aware of Gods presence and that He is actively involved in our thoughts and actions.
We all know that prayer is important, but we might not know how or why it’s important. Here are a few reasons why prayer is important.