How important is prayer to you? The highest and holiest activity you will ever be involved in is when you communicate with the Creator of the universe. But does prayer come naturally? No. You and I must learn the skills of bold, persistent, and effective prayer.
Praying in faith is the key that will open a multitude of the blessings God has for you. God knows what you need before you ask, but when you ask, it is your way of acknowledging your total dependence on Him.
Prayer is not a way God has given us of making Him work for us. Most of us think of prayer that way. We feel we have needs. We have something we want done, something we find to be beyond our ability to handle with our own strength, so we rely on the promises of God. We come before Him and say, “You said you would do whatever I ask, now, and this is what I want you to do.” But that is to totally misunderstand the nature and purpose of prayer. No, prayer is God’s way of involving us in what He intends to do.
You should always pray with an open Bible and an open heart. As you read what God is saying, you start doing what He tells you to do.
The way to know with absolute certainty you are praying according to God’s Will is to pray according to God’s Word. And that becomes a Prayer That Moves Heaven.