The #2 indispensable tool of Christian authenticity and maturity to the #1 powerful word of God is Prayer Power that connects us intimately in tune with our triune God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is not enough for a believer in Christ to know the word of God and have every verse deep-seated in memory, we must in addition daily and consistently be opening our soul back to God through the Holy Spirit as our enabler (Romans 8:26-27). Hence, the basic definition and understanding of prayer is a believer in Christ Jesus communicating with God having heard God speaking through His word as well as our life experiences. No believer in Christ can survive and live a viable, effective Christian life without continued prayer power through which we gain spiritual strength dealing with the daily challenges that do confront us endlessly.
The stack reality of our new life in Christ stipulates that we are not exempt from problems of life. Like Apostle Paul indicated and encouraged, we are to walk by the Spirit, so that we will not carry out the desire of the flesh, “for the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please’ (Galatians 5:16-17). And of course, our adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour and we are to resist him, firm in our faith(1 Peter 5:6-8). Constantly being in communion with God through the power of prayer is our way out in addition to the tools of spiritual warfare as listed in Ephesians 6:10-18. We must constantly remind ourselves that even our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, while He was physically on earth was in constant communion with God, the Father for strength, direction and grace to fulfil God’s plan and purpose for being on earth. Jesus had the pattern of rising early in the morning, while it was still dark going to an isolated place to pray (Mark 1:35, Matt. 14:13, Luke 4:42)
As Christians likewise, we are encouraged to pray without ceasing (1Thess 5:17), that is, we are to always be in the spirit of prayer. Finally, Hebrew 4:16 encourages us to draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Dr. Johnson Omoni