It has remained for scientists of our generation to discover the unbelievable power locked up in the atom. Now we know that the potentials of such power are so staggering they defy imagination.

But the greatest power in the world is not to be found in the atom. Rather it is present in that amazing provision of God’s loving concern—prayer.

Through prayer man can enter the portals of eternity, have communion with the sovereign God of the universe, and bring his infinite power to bear on any and every human experience.

Prayer is a God-given privilege, something so wonderful that it defies adequate description. At the same time it is so simple and real that a little child can experience its blessings.

While it is a vital part of public and private worship, it is also an attitude of heart and mind through which man may be in unceasing communion with the Creator and Ruler of the universe.

The writer was recently in the cockpit of a plane flying over an area with which the pilot was unfamiliar. His frequent requests for information brought immediate and clear data from control towers along the way.

When the apostle Paul admonished the Thessalonian Christians to pray without ceasing, he was affirming that we should at all times have an attitude toward God which keeps us spiritually and practically attuned to him through faith in his Son.

The many aspects of prayer are so varied, so breath-taking in the vistas which they open up, that rare indeed is that believer who makes full use of what God has placed at his disposal.

With many it seems trite to say that prayer changes things. But it does. It changes the one who with an honest heart engages in it; and it also changes external situations through divine intervention. That prayers may be ...

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