WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT
You’ve seen pictures of small children doing it with folded hands while kneeling at bedtime.
You’ve heard a chorus of unison voices following the lead of the minister during a somewhat solemn religious service.
Perhaps it is part of your morning, mealtime, and evening rhythm – as normal and essential as breathing.
If you didn’t grow up attending any type of church it may be a practice you consider odd, or awkward, or mysterious.
Or maybe it’s something you did once in your life during a particularly scary or painful experience. “Dear God, if you’re up there, help!”
Prayer is an essential part of every world religion, including Christianity. Most people realize it has something to do with talking to God. Many hope that it might bring much needed assistance or comfort when facing difficult circumstances.
What do Christians believe about this near universal activity? And how can you take steps to foster a meaningful habit of prayer in your life?