Prayer is one of the most important aspects of the Christian life. You cannot live the Christian life without prayer, and you cannot live the Christian life well without praying well.
So what is prayer? One of the early church fathers, St. Clement of Alexandria, probably put it best, when he said, “Prayer is conversation with God.” That’s it. Simply put, prayer is talking with God.
And yet many Christians struggle with prayer. If you polled a group of Christians asking if they were satisfied with their prayer life, many would answer no. If you asked them, “In what one area of your Christian life do you most need to grow?” many would answer, “Prayer.”