Let’s talk about the discipline of prayer…that steadfast, faithful supplication on the behalf of ourselves and others. How you doing with it? Could it be better? Now I’ll be the first to admit that regular and consistent prayer is hard to maintain…and even when I headed up the Prayer Ministry at our Church in Idaho it was difficult to remain diligent. So many times we pray expecting immediate results…and when it doesn’t happen within our timetable, we give up. Or we become really good at telling someone, “I’ll pray for you.” without stopping and praying for them right then. Finally, we become callused and forgetful in our gratitude to our Heavenly Father for answered prayer. Jesus reminded His disciples to, “Always pray and not give up.” (Luke 18:1) So look at the discipline of prayer as having many facets…diligence, gratitude, faithfulness, perseverance, and continuous (without ceasing) that all need to be practiced.