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To be in intimate communion with, and responsive to, God (Matthew 6:5-13, Matthew 21:13)

A people of prayer are often spared the pain of “doing God’s work, man’s way.” Disconnect from God while trying to do His work has led to most of history’s black eyes for Christianity. Jesus prayed as a means of staying connected with the Father. We can do no less. On a personal level, if God wants to have a relationship with us, wouldn’t it be wise to take Him up on His offer? Plus, so many of us live our lives at such a hectic pace that reflection has been almost totally eliminated. The Greek philosopher, Plato wrote, “The life which is unexamined is not worth living.” The prophet Jeremiah said, “Let us examine our ways and test them…”