1 Desiring to Pray Comes from God.
Many throughout history are found worshiping something as life is discovered. This I believe is from our Creator.
We are made with a void it seems for Someone we perceive as greater than our self living in this world and observing life.
That desire is modeled by this Bible Account of Jesus’ meeting this woman who was in a contextual setting as a social outcast among Judean Jews. The life of this Samaritan Woman pictures many who are involved in a religion, probably the one they found themselves born into. But most religion comes up failure as measured by the Book God has given us to make ‘righteous’ judgment in these matters.
Her story is typical because there is a desire inside to connect to our giver-of-life, and it reveals itself either in hidden ways (See Nicodemus, by Night–John 3) or the more obvious as here:
The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:19-24 NKJV)
See this passage in the Prayer Notebook Context: Simple God
2 Relationship Required
You must find the One True God and establish a relationship with Him.
You are born with a spirit not receptive to God, yet free to chose to search for Him. You must worship Him more than “in spirit” You must worship “in truth!”
As mentioned above is an amazing truth, that …God “the Father is seeking such to worship Him”
This relationship begins when you get Bible Salvation, which usually comes after a brief, or for some, a quite extended search / study of the Bible. I recommend an honest and humble study on Believing on the Name of the Son of God.
Doing the Bible study, investing a couple weeks of daily reading in John, will do this for you. Soon you’ll realize it is a choice you must make, and the only difficult thing you will find about it is ADMITTING truth about yourself you’ve avoided that is indeed unpleasant: that you are sinful against God BY NATURE, and totally unable to save your self from an eternal punishment by fire in the “lake of fire!” HOWEVER, Realizing what God has done to deliver you from that life will make the difference. You can then accept Jesus’ offer, and an EVENT called “born again” or the “day of salvation:”
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” — John 3:3-5 nkjv
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation– 2CO 6:2-nkjv
Once you have experienced “THE DAY of Salvation” your life will dramatically change, but you will notice only over time. But you will then have a genuine desire to pray. Then, and only then, will you be satisfied to study PRAYER.