“And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.” Acts 3: 13-14

The scripture says there is power in two or three agreeing in prayer:

“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18: 19-20

Prayer was a critical time for the apostles work. It is so important for reaching souls. We must be moved to have a burden for souls.

“But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.” Acts 6:4
“Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.” Romans 10:1
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6: 18-20

Prayer was important to Jesus:

Jesus Praying in the garden

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12
“And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of PRAYER? but ye have made it a den of thieves.” Mark 11:17
“And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” Luke 22:40-46

When we approach God in prayer we cannot have anything between one another:

“Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” Matthew 5: 23-24

When we are first saved, prayer is so important:

“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2: 43-42

There is healing in prayer:

“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:14-16
“In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death…Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.” Isaiah 38: 1, 5

It is a comfort to pray:

“Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalms 61: 1-2
“When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.”
Jonah 2:7

Prayer is a humbling thing. A new convert recently told how it breaks her heart to see homeless women living on the streets. She had an opportunity to speak to a homeless woman once, and she asked the woman if she could pray with her. Reaching out in this manner shows something more about a concern for a soul. It is so powerful. The enemy will fight us. If you pray, with earnestness and a burden of heart, God will open a door. You might be nervous, but God will bless you if you take a risk. It is a humbling thing, but God will bless.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;” 1Timothy 2:1

Prayer takes practice, work, and sacrifice. Prayer is so critical to the success of our Christian walk:

“Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;” Romans 15:30
“Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” Colossians 4:12
“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess. 5:17
“Brehtren pray for us.” 1 Thess. 5:25
“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” Mark 13:33
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
Luke 18:1