The pandemic has been challenging to keep in touch with family and friends; sometimes it is easy, other times it is hard. If I don't communicate with loved ones, how would they know me? How would I know about them?
Communication is important in relationships, helping know about each other.
The definition for prayer that I learned long ago is, "communicating with God." But that sounds dry or mechanical.Later I discovered prayer is the love language for our relationship with God.
God seeks and desires relationship with us. Our part is to draw near to Him. He wants to hear from us, like I want to hear from my family and friends.
Jesus showed us the importance of prayer. He withdrew from others to pray and seek the Father. (Luke 5:16)
He taught how to connect upward to God when the disciples asked about prayer. (Matthew 6:9-13)