Chapter 3: What is Prayer?


For our lives to become complete involving our role in God’s plan (prior chapter); The most important use of prayer is to ask God to teach us His grace through Jesus Christ.


Prior to being born on earth, Jesus Christ was known as “The Word.” John 1:14 In addition to His sacrifice, Jesus physically came to earth to teach us the word of God.


Our brains can physically absorb the Word by hearing or reading it. Yet, how can we receive grace if our hearts are blind and lack the motivation for the Word to become the foundation of our lives?


Prayer is a privilege and has a primary function. When we ask through prayer, the Father can transform Christ’s message from our minds into our hearts. Through the Holy Spirit, prayer can propel us forward to which avenues of life we follow. In being led by prayer to "Do things God's way" we become a part of his plan and abide in Jesus Christ, John 15:5 ESV.


Next Chapter: How to receive Grace?

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Facing God 

Chapter 2: The Bible and God's Plan 

Chapter 3: What is Prayer? (current page)

Chapter 4: How to receive Grace?  

Chapter 5: Forgiving Others 

Chapter 6: Facing Ourself

Chapter 7: How to Pray


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