The Importance of Prayer in the New Testament

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a Man of God who preaches God’s Word to make people understand the unparalleled importance of being in the light of God. Below is one of Pastor Chris’ messages titled as ‘Importance of Prayer in the New Testament’, for your inspiration.

“For the New Testament believer, prayer is not just a mean of religious communication with God; it’s a fellowship. Some people pray because they’ve been brought up to think it’s a religious obligation and they must fulfill it. True, the Lord Jesus said, “…men ought always to pray and not to faint” (Luke 18:1), letting us know prayer is a spiritual obligation for every believer. But that’s not all that God intended prayer to be.


In Luke 18:1, the Master said we ought to pray. So we know one of the reasons why we pray is that the Lord Jesus said so. Beyond that, however, we need to understand the subject of prayer; the things to pray about and how to pray about them. Prayer is more than merely talking to our Heavenly Father. Many people pray and yet many don’t, but among the many that pray, a lot don’t get answers to their prayers because they pray without understanding.

We need to understand that when we pray, we’re making contact with the divine essence within us. This contact strengthens our relationship with God. Prayer is one sure way of getting yourself focused on God and getting a “rub-off” in His presence. Prayer also has its place in bringing God’s Word to pass in our lives. There are certain things we see provided for us in God’s Word, but we need to do more than merely confessing to possess them.

Someone may say, “I’m full of the spirit of wisdom and revelation,” but it doesn’t come just by confessing it, otherwise Paul wouldn’t have prayed for the Ephesian church that God would grant them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (Ephesians 1:17). You’ve got to pray for that Word to take root in your life.”

Now you know how you can relate yourself with God while praying and get them answered. Do share the word with your friends and family members. Hallelujah!