10 Great Reasons to Pray

Did you know that prayer is one of the most powerful forces in the world?

Many men and women will attest to the fact that their prayers changed lives, saved lives, moved mountains, upheld faith, got them through tough times, and so much more. Here are some great reasons to pray every day.




1. Prayer Protects Us

1 Timothy 2:1-2 admonishes people to pray for everyone who is in authority so that life can be lived peacefully and quietly in holiness and godliness. If you pray protection over yourself, your family, and others, the angels and protective forces surround and protect you from harm. This is one powerful reason to pray.

Read: Prayers for Protection

2. Prayer Changes Things

2 Chronicles 7:14 tells states that if people would humble themselves, pray, and turn from sin, God will hear them, forgive their sins, and heal the land. Prayer changes circumstances, people, and the spiritual state of the land.

Revivals have occurred due to much prayer!

3. Prayer Keeps You In the Will of God

Many people wonder from time to time if they are doing things that are God’s will. They may be faced with a tough decision or want to begin a new adventure and wonder what God wants them to do.

Praying about such issues will help you to get and stay in the will of God. As you pray, be sure to listen to the still, small voice within your spirit for direction and guidance.

4. Prayer draws you closer to God

I’m sure you want to feel very close to God and praying can help you draw very close indeed. Just like spending time with a friend enhances your friendship, spending time with God greatly enhances your relationship. The more time you spend, the more acquainted and intimate you can become.

Commit to regular time to converse.

5. Prayer enhances your happiness level

Studies reveal that people who pray regularly experience less stress and tend to feel happier. The ability to let God know your thoughts, feelings, fears, and requests for yourself and others is a great stress reliever and faith builder.

You’ll simply feel happier as well!

6. Prayer gives you hope

Sometimes life can throw some pretty awful things your way and you might be tempted to lose heart or give up on your hopes or dreams. Prayer is your answer to hopelessness.

Praying people hope even though they can’t see with their physical eyes the solution or miracle, they believe prayers can be answered. When you’re at your wit’s end and don’t know what to do, pray. When you’ve run into the brick wall time and time again, pray and hope. Never lose hope.

Read: Prayers for Hope

7. Prayer decreases selfishness

I think we can all admit that sometimes we can become selfish and forget about the well-being of others. We can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget, neglect prayer time, and end up feeling burned out. If you take time for regular prayer, you’ll be reminded that life isn’t all about you.

Life is about all of humanity and to only think about yourself can be selfish. Make a commitment to pray consistently and let your carnality be replaced by your spiritual nature.

8. Prayer heals

Prayer not only brings about physical healings, but also emotional healings. James 5:15 states: “The prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” There are many instances in the Bible where men, women, and children were healed.

Prayers for the sick ought to be prayed daily, as there really is power in such prayers.

Read: Prayers for Healing

9. Prayer increases spiritual strength

Just like healthy food gives your physical body nourishment and strength, prayer and reading the Word of God nourishes your spiritual nature. As you converse with God in prayer, you are drawing strength from Him and those you pray for are receiving strength as well.

Read: Prayers for Strength

10. Prayer gives us peace

Philippians 4:6-7 admonishes us to pray to God with issues, problems, and concerns and God will see to it that peace comes to you so you can rest knowing that the power of prayer works.

The Holy Spirit is able to give you supernatural peace even in the toughest of times. Take your heartaches, fears, and biggest concerns to God in prayer.

If you have been wondering if you should pray or take more time for prayer, the answer is a resounding yes!