Prayer is at the heart of the Christian life. It is one of the “means of grace,” the ways that God strengthens our faith and enables us to live faithfully in a fallen world. If you’re not praying then you’re not growing as a disciple.
Consider what the Westminster Larger Catechism tells us about the role of prayer in the life of the believer:
Q. What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to His church the benefits of his mediation?
A. The outward and ordinary means of grace…are all his ordinances; especially the word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for their salvation.
Westminster Larger Catechism, Q/A 54
Prayer is one of the conduits through which God’s grace pours into our lives. Charles Spurgeon said of prayer,
“I would sooner see you eloquent with God than with men. Prayer links us to…
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