What is Prayer, and why do we pray?

Prayer, in its simplest form, is a  way of speaking with – and listening to - our Heavenly Father, no matter what time of day or night. 

We pray for many reasons, good or bad, happy or sad, for comfort or help, sometimes even at a time when we can’t discuss/share with others. 

Jesus himself laid down guidance for prayer in Matthew 6 v9-13 and Luke 11 v2-5.  If you are in need of prayer, or just want to talk with God, why not start with His prayer?