Presenting a 5-part series on how prayer helps us connect with God, others, and God's plan for our lives. Drawn from the booklet "Connecting through Prayer," these articles are sure to enrich your prayer life.
Prayer has been described as both the easiest and most difficult spiritual discipline in which a Christian can engage. Prayer is easy in that all that one needs to do is utter a few words to God, audibly or silently. That, by definition, is prayer. Prayer is difficult in that we struggle with setting aside time to pray, knowing how to pray, and praying in a way that makes a difference. A great span separates glib utterance from life-transforming, stronghold-bashing, demon-binding prayer. Though not every prayer will be the latter, for most of us there is so much to learn and experience in this dynamic discipline called prayer.
It is well within God's power and prerogative to do anything He wishes, at any time He wishes, in any way He wishes. Yet He chooses to accomplish His will largely through people like you and me.
Prayer isn't optional for the believer in Christ. To see God's purposes accomplished, we must pray.
Prayer is about connecting with God. It's our connection with Him--the link, the open line.
Through prayer we connect with others, whether through intercession for people we do not even know or praying directly with a person.
Each person has an awesome purpose in God's eyes. Prayer helps connect us to that purpose.