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  • Writer's pictureRich Thornton

The Power of Prayer: Building a Strong Foundation for Life

Prayer is not just an important part of the Christian life and ministry; it is the foundation upon which everything is built. When we begin our journey with Christ, we must pray and ask for forgiveness of our sins. We must surrender our lives to Him and pray to receive the Holy Spirit.

In worship, we pray and call on our Heavenly Father for grace. We pray over our meals in gratitude and to seek His provision. At night, we entrust our children to God's care through prayer.

We must pray for unsaved friends and family members, asking God to draw them close. Every morning, we should start our day with prayer, seeking grace to serve Him effectively.

A true praying church embodies several vital ingredients. Each dedicated follower of Jesus must practice a lifestyle of passionate, personal prayer. We must learn to get in agreement with other believers through prayer. The church must gather for prayer, lifting their voices in unity, and becoming the "House of Prayer" (Matthew 18:19; Acts 4:24, 31).

We must recognize that prayer is both a discipline and a delight. It is the heartbeat of our relationship with God. Through prayer, we find strength, guidance, and intimacy. Let us continue to seek Him in prayer, knowing that everything starts with this sacred conversation.

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