The dictionary says that prayer is, “a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.”
Doing an internet search I fond out that “Prayer is not meditation or passive reflection; it is direct address to God. It is the communication of the human soul with the Lord who created the soul. Prayer is the primary way for the believer in Jesus Christ to communicate his emotions and desires with God and to fellowship with God.”
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 the Apostle Paul tells us, “pray without ceasing,”
Taken from NIV The Journey Bible
From Matthew 26:39-46
You will face deep anguish in your life — everyone does. When that happens, you can do what Jesus did: pray. Pray hard, pray deep, pray honestly, pray out all your feelings. Pray until you sweat and cry and fall down in exhaustion. Pray with others. Pray alone. Pray as long as it takes — and then pray longer. Pray because nothing else works, and keep praying when it doesn’t seem to work. Pray because Jesus prayed, pray because you want to pray, pray because you don’t want to pray. Pray out loud, pray quietly. Pray whenever you think about it, pray instead of just thinking about it. Pray when you walk and when you drive and when you wake up and when you go to sleep. Pray before you forget. Pray right now.
“Let us Pray” by Steven Curtis Chapman
Prayer, Dearest Lord, please show us how to pray; how to communicate with our Father who loves us. Please give us a heart to always pray for every person that comes into our lives, pray for every situation and pray for everything else You wants us to pray about. Help us to know You better by being faithful in reading Your loving Word daily. In Your precious name we pray, Amen