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Prayer is an important subject among the biblical teachings. In almost all of the books of the Bible, truths about prayer are mentioned, and actual prayers recorded.
Prayer is also important in the ecclesiastical life. It exists in all of the worships and fellowships among Christians, either in the beginning or at the end of the liturgy, sometimes also in the middle right before the sermon presentation.
Prayer is very important in the life of a Christian. At the time one is saved, he (or she) "calls upon the name of the Lord" through prayer. After he has been saved, he still needs to pray in order that he may grow in his spiritual life. A Christian should pray in his daily life that he may understand the will of God and that he may have spiritual power and a good testimony. For this reason the apostle Paul exhorted the Thessalonian Christians to "pray without ceasing."
Tien, John L., "The Prayer Ministry of the Apostle Paul" (1976). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 371.