First of all, prayer is when we talk directly to God. We have corporate prayer, which is prayer that happens with a group of people at church or at a prayer meeting. We also have personal prayer time which is when we just pray by ourselves. The Bible encourages both kinds of prayer. In Paul's letter to the church at Philippi, he says, "In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6) WEB. It's important to pray every day. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, "Pray without ceasing." WEB Prayer brings us closer to God. The list of great prayer warriors in the Bible is a very long list. Some great examples include, King David, who wrote much of the book of Psalms, the prophet Daniel who prayed to God and survived the lion's den. These are just two examples but there are many many more.
If you are not sure what to pray about, just ask God to place a burden on your heart. You could start by making a list of things to pray about such as family members, friends, teachers and so on. God hears your prayers no matter how simple or short they are. Just be honest when you pray and let it come from your heart. Matthew 6:9-13 is a good place to start as well. This is what is known as "The Lord's Prayer." It is important to make prayer part of your everyday life. The more you pray, the easier it will be to pray. Prayer changes things and is one of the most powerful things, God has given us to make an impact on our family, friends, communities and ultimately our world.