Prayer is among the greatest and most easily accessible means of grace that God has provided for us. Prayer is one thing that we can take with us wherever we go and cannot be taken from us in any situation. We are to pray because God commands us to, and we are not to be selfish in our requests, praying with our hearts and our minds engaged. If God has promised us something in His Word, He will not deny us when we ask Him for it in faith. We should pray not for things that make us feel better or glorify us, but for the things that will glorify Him and spread the good Word of His Gospel.