John 15:5-8 Luke 18:1-8
Why do we need to pray?  One of the simplest reasons for us to spend time in prayer is because the Lord instructed us to pray. Matthew 26:41 tells us, “Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak!”  Second, prayer develops our relationship with God.  If we never speak to our friends or we never listen to anything they might have to say to us, our relationship will quickly deteriorate. It is the same way with God.  Prayer is communicating with God and it helps us to grow closer and more intimately connected with Him. There are many forms of prayer but God did instruct us in Matthew 6:7, “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again.” God wants us to be in constant prayer with Him. “Never stop praying” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We can pray with our eyes open, closed, heads down or up, walking, driving, in a crowd or in solitude. God wants a relationship with YOU. He loves you and wants to hear from His children. So pray beloved!! God Loves Ya;)