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Prayer - The Key to Intimacy with God

What is Prayer?

Google states that prayer is “a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.” But is that all prayer is? A request for help or expression of thanks? Well the answer is no. There is more to it and it’s surprisingly more simple than you may think. Prayer is your communication with God. Simply, talking to Him and conversing with Him. Whether you talk about your day, accomplishments, give thanks, or intercede on someone’s behalf, it all falls under the category of prayer.

Prayer is effective and very powerful as said in James 5:16; and when you call on God’s name He answers, which is also found in Matthew 7:7 and John 16:24.


James 5:16 - “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Matthew 7:7 - “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

John 16:24 - “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”


Not only are we guaranteed results and impact in prayer but we are also guaranteed growth in our relationship with God. Prayer is key to having intimacy with God. Through prayer we become more comfortable being in God’s presence and spending time with Him. It’s similar to a relationship with a friend. You start off talking to one another and it’s a bit awkward because you don’t spend much time together or talk often so the environment feels strained you converse formally, you prepare words and don’t really know what to talk about. But after hanging out and talking more often, you feel a bit more comfortable with each other and are able to talk freely. After talking for years now, you’re no longer the awkward friends you once were. You know everything about each other, and are most comfortable with one another, you desire to be in each other’s presence because no one understands you better. Prayer affects us in the same way. That is why we are encouraged to “pray without ceasing” in 1 Thessalonians 5:17.

Once we become closer with God, we start to know Him more. Before, we knew about Him but didn’t actually know Him. We didn’t know the God He is - His characteristics, how far His love goes, the things He has, does, and can accomplish, and most importantly, His desire for you. But once we do know Him, a multitude of doors and circumstances are opened up. We are filled with a knowledge of His unconditional love and mercy, we gain the power to resist temptation and fight back sin, we can pray confidently for healing and miracles that shall come to pass, we can turn away from the world and trust God with our every step and God can trust us and use us for His purpose effectively in return. But remember that it all starts with prayer.


1 John 5:14 - “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”

Jeremiah 33:3 - “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Psalms 145:18 - “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”

Luke 18:1 - “Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”

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