Prayer, it has been said, is the Christian’s vital breath. That’s why we teach, inspire and encourage it in every way possible. We need to be close to God to share His heartbeat and draw on His life. The triumphant and ascended Jesus intercedes for us with the Father; the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf with the profoundest communication; and we will only fulfil our vision and mission through the intimate power of prayer.
Prayer takes place in private solitude, in prayer partnerships of two or three people, in Cells, in Celebrations and in larger gatherings. Our Christian heritage has supplied us with a mountain of insight and inspiration on the practice of prayer, yet all of us struggle to come anywhere close to this ideal. That’s why we keep spurring one another on to celebrate the victories and to recover from the defeats.