The Bible is very clear, we should Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5: 17.We know that PRAYER is communicating with God. Billy Graham answered the question about prayer this way: “Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. It is like a child’s conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.” As believers we talk to God and we should wait for God to talk to us. When we pray God answers us in three ways, yes ,no and wait. The question is, why do we pray and how do we then pray to get expected result? God desires to have fellowship with us as His children, just the same as an earthly father enjoys conversations with his children. Remember in Genesis when God came down in the cool of the day in the Garden of Eden to talk to Adam and Eve.
Prayer is also fellowship and communion with God. Prayer and studying God's word are the two greatest tools for accessing God's purpose for man, in fact you can neither hear or talk to God without prayer and His Word. Prayer is part of taking God's words back to Him about His promises over our lives, it is divine communion between man and God. The essence of prayer is to seek God's divine intervention in our problems, situations, issues and lives as a whole thereby getting answers to our needs; it shows our dependence on God for solutions to our problems.