Why

Pray?

Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words. Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus teaches us to come before God with humble hearts, boldly offering our thanksgivings and concerns to God or simply listening for God’s voice in our lives and in the world. Whether in thought, word or deed, individually or corporately, when we pray we invite and dwell in God’s loving presence.

When we follow the Way of Love, we are called to practice prayer – both personally and communally, locally and globally. In Luke Chapter 5, we learn that after performing great acts of healing, Jesus would “withdraw to deserted places and pray.” This solitary practice enables the individual to connect with God in a personal way that cannot be accomplished through corporate worship alone.

Thus, it is crucial that we discover how our connection to God can deepen through prayer, by exploring different types of prayer and by practicing those types of prayer that enable us to offer praise, adoration, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation, intercession, and petition.

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