Hi everybody! How are you doing? You can comment that, if you wish. Today I'm going to do my best to summarize (did I spell that right?) the importance of prayer (hence the title).
The number one thing, I think, is sincerity. If your not being sincere, I would say your pretty close to taking the LORD's name in vain. I would also say to treat God with respect in your prayers.
Some people say, "Talk to Jesus like you would talk to your best friend". No. Uh-uh. Not at all! Jesus is not your peer! He's your Lord, your Savior, the only thing that kept you and I from eternity in a bad place. Don't say, "Hey Jesus, what's up. I want a Lego set for my birthday. It's called The Wookie Gunship. It's a Star Wars set. Set number 75084. Got all that? K. Talk to ya later."
Never ever do that. Prayer is a wonderful gift from God, and we all should use it more. I also think that praying long prayers for the sake of praying a long prayer is stupid. It's not a contest, it's thanking your creator and talking to him. I don't have long conversations with my dad for the sake of having a long conversation. Talking to God is a great privilege, something that only us predestined believers can do. Those are my thoughts. Comment what you thought of my thoughts. Over.