Prayer for the Christian is a vital discipline to living a healthy and productive life, totally dependent on God. The word of God says “men (and women:) should always pray”. It’s an opportunity to have one-on-one communication with God. Without communication, relationships suffer. Lack of communication with God causes our relationship with Him and our lives to suffer. Through our prayers, we can give praise, thanks, and adoration to our Heavenly Father. It’s also a time to “fess up” and be real with the Father. Yes, God knows our hearts, He knows our weaknesses and our shortcomings. But most importantly He knows just what we need when we need it!