Prayer is awesome in that it can give us peace of mind even in turmoil because we know we aren’t facing the problem alone. I know I’ve been caught up in situations that absolutely ate me up inside because I didn’t turn things over to God. How stupid all that time wasted being miserable!
You end up making better choices because prayer slows you down enough to where you might not jump into a bad mistake. This is one of the greatest problems humans have in that we tend to jump into things without thinking enough about it first. Even if someone isn’t a Christian it’s still a good idea to stop and meditate on the matter.
Prayer improves your attitude and as we all know, a good attitude can dramatically improve your personal and professional journeys. Not only does a bad attitude negatively affect us it is also a terrible testimony to non-Christians. If we run around with bad attitudes why in the world would non-Christians want any of what we’ve got.
Another reason prayer is great is because it’s an outstanding witness to others (both Christian and non-Christian) because they see your faith. When people ask you how come you have such peace regarding a particular matter, you’re able to tell them that you took it to your Lord in prayer. This could just be a coincidence but I’ve never seen any of my strong Christian friends freak out over anything. Then again maybe it’s not a coincidence!
Prayer greatly improves our character because people who don’t admit frailties to themselves or others aren’t likely to be receptive to change. When we go to God in prayer ego is left aside and we acknowledge we aren’t good enough and we need him in our lives. We acknowledge that we won’t get better until we admit we have a problem and this is why we go to God in prayer to get help.
There are many more reasons we should pray but hopefully the above points will give you some reminders as to why we benefit so much in going to our Father in prayer.