We are commanded to pray
Note that the following are commands, not suggestions or recommendations.
“Do not be anxious about anything,but in everything by prayer and supplication twith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7 ESV.
“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:43-45 NIV
“‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’” Matt.21:13 NIV. It’s not my house maybe a house of prayer, but will be…
“And when you pray…” Matt. 6:5-7. It’s not if you pray.
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matt. 26:41
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleasesGod our Savior,” 1 Tim. 2:1-3 NIV