"The promise of prayer is a transformed heart", says Jennifer Dean in Live a Praying Life. Isn't that what we want? A transformed heart, a heart that belongs to God alone? A heart that sees what He sees, and desires what He longs to do here on this earth?
As we grow in intimacy with God, continually communicating (talking to Him, and listening to Him), we find that our hearts become one with Him. And that is what we are made for ...
And through this intimacy, God's power is released, from heaven to earth. "Our prayer is God's opportunity to get into the world that would shut Him out", says S. D. Gordon.
Should it surprise us that prayer is one of the most difficult practices for a follower of Christ? One of the things that we are most easily distracted from?
The way to greatest intimacy with God ... the way for God to bring His will and desires to this earth. In the unseen world, where the real battle is going on ... the most powerful weapon is prayer.