Like a gemologist values diamonds, there is value to be found in prayer.
A gemologist (an expert in diamonds), looks at the clarity, cut, caret and colour of a precious stone in order to work out its value.
Here, we look at four aspects of prayer that can help us consider how valuable it is:
As you pray there is often a greater awareness of his presence.
Prayer causes us to humble ourselves, which means to take the right view of who we are in the eyes of our maker. It also helps us see others as God has made them.
God wants to share his plans with us. And he wants us to partner with him in those plans.
When a community prays they share in the desires of God. This is church.