"What if God does not demand prayer as much as gives prayer? What if God wants prayer in order to satisfy us? What if prayer is a means of God nourishing, restoring, healing, converting us? Suppose prayer is primarily allowing ourselves to be loved, addressed and claimed by God. What if praying means opening ourselves to the gift of God’s own self and presence? What if our part in prayer is primarily letting God be giver? Suppose prayer is not a duty but the opportunity to experience healing and transforming love?"
Our traditional understanding of prayer and our prayer life is challenged when we think of prayer as described in the above quote by Martin Smith. In this series we will consider prayer as a journey: To the heart of the Father; To the likeness of the Son; and To the fullness of the Holy Spirit.