Prayer is not an option for the believer. We are commanded to pray. In 1 Samuel 12:23, we are taught that not praying for others is a sin. If we are failing to pray for others, for those whom God has burdened us with, we are sinning. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing and in Colossians 4:2, we are to continue steadfastly in prayer.
Prayer is a medium through which God bestows His gifts and blessings (Dan. 9:3; Mat. 7:7–11; 21:22; Jas. 1:5). It is essential to victory, according to Ephesians 6:10–18; the famous passage on spiritual warfare. Our greatest example in the practice of prayer is Yeshua, our Messiah. By Dr. Fruchtenbaum (Ariel.org)
Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 8:04 AM CDT