Prayer. Is. Hard.

Not the ideal title for a blog on a prayer web site is it?

But sometimes we have to face the facts.

In a culture inundated with images, prayer is hard because it requires faith—the person you are addressing is invisible—imageless.

In a culture bombarded with distractions, prayer is hard because it takes focus.

In a culture that is fast-paced and action packed, prayer is hard because it requires us to slow down.

In a culture with ubiquitous fun and diversions, prayer is hard because it takes what we believe to be our most precious commodity…time.

But prayer is good.

In a culture inundated with images, prayer is good because it requires faith—the person you are addressing is invisible—imageless.

In a culture bombarded with distractions, prayer is good because it takes focus.

In a culture that is fast-paced and action packed, prayer is good because it requires us to slow down.

In a culture with ubiquitous fun and diversions, prayer is good because it takes what we believe to be our most precious commodity… time.