Prayer is not merely a collection of words as some think. The prime motive of prayer is to be united with God and His presence. The experience of "praying" in the presence of the Lord is a very special and exceptional experience bestowed upon humans. The greatest blessing man has received is his opportunity to open his mouth ans speak in the presence of the Lord. A person who is not upright can never open his mouth and make a strong prayer in God's presence. Try making a prayer with all your strength while your life is brimming with sins, wickedness and deeds against God. Inability to prolong that prayer will be the end result.
So why is daily prayer so important?
Daily prayer gives us the chance to express gratitude for the things in life that He provides. It is no secret that we must give thanks to the Lord for all the things that He provides and all of the things He does on our behalf. His goodness and loving kindness to us should be recognized on a daily basis. Inclusive of these opportunities it also leads us to the following goodness
- First, daily prayer gives us an opportunity to share all aspects of our lives with God.
- Second, daily prayer gives us the chance to express our gratitude for the things He provides.
- Third, daily prayer provides the platform for confessing our sin and asking for help in overcoming that sin.
- Fourth, daily prayer is an act of worship and obedience. And finally, daily prayer is a way to acknowledge who is really in control of our lives. Let’s take a look at each of these important reasons in a little more detail.
Details of Daily Prayers
AJC Churches promote 5 types of daily prayers for individuals from different walks of life. they are listed below, please click on the links to know more about each prayer, time and place suited for you
It goes without saying that it is quite difficult to be eloquent in God's presence without God permitting the flow of words. How great is the experience to open up and speak in the presence of God who created the heaven and the earth! Much greater is the fact that, such an omnipotent God listens to what we speak in prayer, in His presence. Even greater is the fact that the Lord answers to prayers! At the same time, one act which grabs the most indifference in most people's lives is, Prayer. Today's church is neither aware of the significance of Prayer, nor is conscious about Prayer. Coming to the temple of the Lord and kneeling down to say, "Lord, I have such a need in my life or I have this kind of weakness or this difficulty or tribulation in my life" is fulfilled portion of the experience of authority the Lord has bestowed upon us. Similarly greater is the experience of asking the Lord to send forth His presence to fill the place where we conduct the prayer.