“We must know the awe of praising his glory, the intimacy of finding his grace, and the struggle of asking his help, all of which can lead us to know the spiritual reality of his presence. Prayer, then, is both awe and intimacy, struggle and reality. These will not happen every time we pray, but each should be a major component of our prayer over the course of our lives.” –Timothy Keller (This series is based on His book by the same title)
Prayer is an instinct, a gift, a conversation, an encounter with God—a foretaste of heaven on earth. Prayer is a continuation of a conversation God started. Since prayer is our reply to God, we need to explore how He first speaks and how we can learn to answer Him.
When believers live in the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit the evidence in their lives will be supernatural. The church can’t help but be more beautiful and the world can’t help but be more attracted.” -- Francis Chan (Forgotten God)