Christ’s glory is enhanced and advanced by sensitive, persistent prayer offered openly by God’s people on behalf of those who have yet to believe and follow Christ. That’s why we equip and encourage Christians to pursue a vision of living in a prayed-for community, and of course, a prayed-for world.
It’s natural for humans to pray. But to pray well, we have to be taught. We need to “unlearn” a few presumptions and religious habits. Our best prayer is something we will learn by being corrected and encouraged by Christ Himself. No wonder His first followers approached Him, asking, “Lord, teach us to pray.”