Prayer is a power weapon. It is our communication with God, the bible says pray without ceasing. It is calling upon the one most high and trusting in God's power. Most people only pray when they need something or in a undesirable situation.
Prayer should happen all the time, at all hours of the day and night. There is always something or someone to pray for. Pray thanks for waking in the day, pray for your day. Pray for family and their day, pray for their protection as they go about their day. Pray for unbelievers, pray over your meals. At night thank God for all that he had done for you and gave you. Pray for your rest and your families. You can talk to God about anything. He is always listening.
Prayers can be used to alleviate fear, doubt and pain. Prayers can help with healing our hurts and increase our confidence. Prayer can not only change circumstances, hearts and lives, but it can change the world.
Sometimes, when faced with a difficult situation it can be hard to pray, or to put your prayer into words. Just speak to God like an old friend, that is exactly what he is. Proverbs 18:24 says " …but there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother".
The bible says " Ask, and it will be given to you, seek and you will find. Knock and it will be opened for you. (Matthew 7:7) Whatever you ask in prayer , you will receive, if you have faith. (Matthew 21:22) Practice prayer and believe in God's love for us and have faith that if what you are asking is God's will, it will happen in his time and not ours.
I will admit, I am not a patient person, I don't like waiting. Waiting on God can sometime be a hard thing to do, but so necessary and worth it. We never know what God is lining up in the background that we can't see. Have faith, be patient and wait.
1 John 5:14 says "this is the confidence that we have toward HIM, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us". How awesome to know that our God is always listening and hears our prayers. Never stop believing that prayer works, even when you don't see it, God is always working for our good and never against us.