These are the words used by our Lord Jesus Christ, which signifies a true change in Paul’s life. Paul in his own testimony as recorded in Acts 26th chapter, was an ardent Pharisee who belonged to the strictest sect of Jew. He might have customarily repeated many prayers in his early life and yet have never spiritually prayed until then. God our LORD, who searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts saw Paul praying in his Spirit for the first time and he responded quickly.
“Behold , he prayeth ” is a definite evidence of a person’s conversion. Today, can God make such statement about our lives as he said about Paul ? Prayer is of supreme significance in the life of a believer because it is the first sign of the new life. As the first instinct of a new born baby is to cry, a newly born again believer cry out saying “Abba! Father!” (Rom 8:15). 1 John 5:13-15 reveals that a true believer has his confidence in HIM through his prayer life.
Prayer is not a duty to be discharged, but an opportunity to commune with our Heavenly Father even on this earth. Prayer is to praise and give thanks to him. In prayer we beseech him and acknowledge his greatness and our dependence upon him for our every need.
Let us PRAY secretly, regularly, in hardships and in fact, without ceasing.