what is prayer?
“I’ll be praying for you.” How many times have we said that and then walked away and completely forgotten about another’s deep personal need? Even with the best of intentions, sometimes we use prayer as an afterthought when it should be our first response. As we pray, we listen. There is greater weight in the silent spaces than in our words. God has wisdom to impart, and His words change everything. Jesus prayed for others. Jesus prayed with others. He prayed corporately and alone, in joy and sorrow, full of life and facing death, always desiring the will of His Father. Jesus prayed without ceasing. We are called to do the same, and we have been given the same opportunity to connect with God on this deepest level.Prayer is multi-faceted. It contains elements of praise and adoration, humble admittance of sin, seeking God for direction and provision, and giving thanks for who God is and what He has done. When prayer is done together, it binds us in mutual adoration toward God, and connects us in love and support of one another. How can we pray for one another today?