For What Should We Pray? The privilege and benefit of prayer belongs to the Christian. When the child of God prays in faith assurance is given that God hears his prayer (Jam. 1:5-7; l John 3:22; 5:14–15). Prayer is not only the privilege of the child of God but the means of promised blessings (Matt. 7:7-11; l John 1:9; Acts 8:20-24). Furthermore, it is something we are exhorted to do "without ceasing"—that is, unceasingly, with habitual inclination, with vigilant attendance; something never to be abandoned for any cause (File size: 156k).