Surveys show that around half of people in the UK pray. At least a bit. So that includes lots of people who wouldn’t call themselves Christian or even religious. That reminds us that there’s an aching and longing in the human heart not only to call out to God, but to know God.
For the follower of Jesus, prayer is crucial because Jesus prayed, showed his disciples how to pray and told us to pray. Indeed, praying in his name is probably the distinguishing characteristic of the Christ-follower.
I often tell people that nothing of lasting significance happens without prayer. If you want to make a lasting difference in world, you must pray. You must call out to The Lord. You must spend time time with him. Living in relationship with him. And giving quality time to him. That’s how the relationship grows and thrives. In the book of James…
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