Prayer is the nearest approach to God and the highest enjoyment of Him that we are capable of in this life. (William Law, 18th century Church of England priest)


When many people think of prayer, they may recall those they recited as a child before a meal or at bedtime. Others use prayer as a kind of heavenly vending machine or last resort when things are really bad. But prayer is a two-way conversation with God; its highest purpose is to enjoy His presence and listen to His voice, and then tell Him our needs.


Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful (Colossians 4:2). For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer (1 Peter 3:12).