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It is important to pray.

A general template for prayer is given by Jesus:

(Matthew 6:5-15 [KJV])
 [5] And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
 [6] But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
 [7] But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
 [8] Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
 [9] After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
 [10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
 [11] Give us this day our daily bread.
 [12] And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
 [13] And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
 [14] For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
 [15] But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.