What is the Importance of Prayer in Christianity?


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:6-7

Why should we pray? What is the importance of prayer in life of a Christian? Are such questions hovering over your mind?

Prayer is basically a channel through a man communicates to his God, thereby establishing a strong relation with the Almighty. Through prayers, a person conveys their mind, feelings, emotions and inadequacies while God communicates answers.

Prayer holds an important place in the life of a Christian (Ephesians 6.18; 1 Thessalonians 5.17), but so is Bible study (Acts 17.11; 2 Timothy 2.15). We must spend a good amount of time in both.

An answer of prayer is like receiving the unparalleled love of Jesus. When you pray, you experience manifestation of the Holy Spirits that make your intentions sinless. Love and care of God envelope you as your faith strengthen.

This assures God’s protection over you, your insecurity disappears and you receive courage to tackle things making your life miserable. This is the way Jesus expresses His love.

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy”   – Philippians 1:3-4

A Christian should pray as often as they can, wherever they are. They should pray for their family, friends, colleagues, church members and pastors to their well-being and growth.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – a renowned Nigerian pastor, preacher, teacher and an author – conducts prayer sessions twice in a day – at 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT). In both 15 min sessions, all the participants pray mostly in tongues, and worship the Lord for His love.

Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.), runs a gigantic global prayer network connecting over 40 million followers across the world. The number of followers keeps increasing with each passing minute. The prayer network is hosted on the Yookos platform, available on the web and on mobile applications and also through various social media platforms including the Loveworld News and Kingschat app.