We believe prayer must be a lifestyle rather than a program. After establishing the need for prayer and the reality of spiritual warfare against us, it becomes necessary to engage communities in prayer and to train young believers from the beginning about its significance. New believers, even before they understand, need to practice prayer. We believe showing them the value from the start is critical. You learn prayers by praying. All of this reminds us of our dependence on God. Human effort toward God’s mission will always be in vain, if not accompanied by significant amounts for prayer.
A thriving prayer life involves creativity. Sometimes we engage with God while sitting in a circle and listening. But sometimes, we engage with Him by experiencing nature, reflecting, listening, and sharing what God is speaking to us. We involve art, dancing, singing, drama. We interact. We read scripture. Sometimes a stale prayer life is one that simply lacks creativity. We encourage leaders to find ways to engage a community that will involve and excite people. Our God is a creative God, and He speaks to us in many ways.