In prayer, we speak to God just as though he was here and in the stillness of those sacred times, we listen to his thoughts and we pour out to him our longings. The life of prayer leads to fullness of joy because prayer is the nerve center of our vital fellowship with Jesus.
A failure in our prayer life is generally a failure to know Jesus. No Christian can have fullness of joy without a vital fellowship with Jesus Christ i.e. Christianity becomes a joyless burden.
John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Jesus brought a great change in the region of religious need and duty. Jesus came to make a difference an abiding difference in prayer as the pursuit of God’s glory. We pray, we ask God to do for us through Christ what we can’t do for ourselves. Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing.
Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
Fellowship with Jesus is essential to joy, but there is something about it that impels us outward to share his life with others. Prayer pursues God’s glory by treating him as the reservoir of hope. Therefore, prayer highly exalts and glorifies God precisely by pursuing everything we long for in him and not in ourselves.
God knows a great deal better what is good for us; and so.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you.
Prayer is one of the foundational steps in knowing God. Jesus abides in us, when let him into our life and make room for him to live with us.
It is a spiritually intentional act of relating to a living person when you take his words into your mind.When we accept God in our live he shapes our desires and our thoughts through the Holy Spirit so that our wishes and his are increasing the same.