A Christian is not without contact with God. Prayer in its various forms is the normal contact with the transcendent reality, whatever name we place on it. The ceremony of all religions is the point of contact with the divine. Prayer can and should be both personal and public. Thus, the Christian never forgets the admonition to pray always. He or she remembers the great prayer that Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father who art in heaven.” The importance of prayer is like good communication. Take time to pray. Develop a personal prayer life. Faith without prayer is impossible. Request, give honor, praise, thank, listen, and share verbal and non-verbal prayer. Prayer is the breath of the Christian spiritual life. If we stop praying, it is like as if we stop breathing. Your spiritual life will die without prayer.
Yahweh hears the cry of the afflicted (Ps 9:11-9:12)
“Sing praises to Yahweh!
He dwells in Zion!
Declare his deeds among the peoples!
He who avenges blood,
He is mindful of them.
He does not forget
The cry of the afflicted.”
David wanted to sing praises to Yahweh, who lives at Mount Zion, where he has placed the Temple in Jerusalem. Everyone was to declare the deeds that he had done among his people. Yahweh avenged blood. He never forgets the afflicted ones. He is always mindful of them.