It’s an amazing privilege that we have direct access to the Father. Do you think about that when you pray, what a privilege it is? We can talk to the Creator of the universe any time we want. Many of us don’t take advantage of it nearly as often as we should. James 5:13-14 says, “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.” Here, the Bible tells us that we should pray when we’re in trouble. It tells us when we’re sick, we should call on the elders of the church to pray for us. When we are happy and well, we can pray prayers of thanksgiving. We can pray for others, especially for salvation for those who are lost. We need to pray for forgiveness when we sin. We need to be in prayer about everything. I heard someone say recently that if we’re not praying about it, then we’re doing it on our own. In Matthew 26:41 we are told, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” When we’re not in constant communication with the Father, it is easier for us to fall into temptations. We are weak on our own, but Psalm 145:18 tells us that “The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.”