2 Chronicles 7: 11-14
God told Solomon the people—His people should pray. Webster’s New World Dictionary shows two meanings for this word. 1) an act of talking to God in worship. And 2) to beg or ask for something seriously. (The second definition is usually thought of as a legal definition.)
We have times when the only person who can remedy a condition is our heavenly Father. He listens without judging as we present our requests. When the needs seem greater, He allows us to fervently lift them—our own as well as others—to Him.
Our God extends this privilege out of His grace and mercy. He created us and wants those who believe in Him to come to the throne and lay their cares down, leaving them with Him.