The Spiritual Discipline of Prayer

From the beginning of the church, believers have gathered to pray. (Acts 4:24) Meeting together to pray is valuable for the church as a whole and also for each individual who participates.

We pray because we believe that our relationship with God is personal and who believe that God wants us to talk to Him, and that He will listen. This is confirmed inĀ  1 John 5: 14 – 15 ” This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us, And if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him.”

When we pray, especially with each other, we are demonstrating and validating the faith we have in Jesus. Andrew Murray, minister and writer, said, ” Prayer depends chiefly, almost entirely, on who we think we are praying to.: It is through the discipline of prayer with one another that we develop a greater intimacy with God, and create a bond with one another.