Prayer is intimate communication with the LIVING GOD and His Son, Jesus. The Bible dictionary puts it this way:
"Prayer is converse with God; the intercourse of the soul with God, not in contemplation or meditation, but in direct address to him. Prayer may be oral or mental, occasional or constant, or formal. It is a "beseeching the Lord" (Ex. 32:11); "pouring out the soul before the Lord" (1 Sam. 1:15); "praying and crying to heaven" (2 Chr. 32:20); "seeking unto God and making supplication" (Job 8:5); "drawing near to God" (Ps. 73:28); "bowing the knees" (Eph. 3:14)."
The Bible says:
"the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. " James 5: 15-18
From the rooftop:
Your prayers are powerful
Your prayers are effective
The people in the Bible are just like you
God hears your sincere heart
God will answer your prayers
Elijah was one man and you are one person
Your individual prayer could change the course of history
When you pray for your spouse, your child, your friends, your neighbors, your job, your world or whatever concerns you have in your heart, God hears. God will answer your prayer. It may not be exactly how you want or what you thought but it will be the best answer. May all our hearts be sincere as we bow our knees and engage in conversation with the One that wants to have the deepest relationship with us.
I am praying for you and I love you.