As culture drives the masses toward a me-centered existence, the practice of prayer is posturing the next Christians to remember who really sits at the center of their lives and faith. Prayer, by its very nature, settles the soul. In the most elementary descriptions of this practice, prayer is a way to bring our requests to God. But the deeper benefit is the way it changes the one doing the asking. Prayer humbles and postures the next Christians to recognize that they aren’t in control or the primary ones responsible to “make it happen.”  It causes them to pause—just long enough—to recognize that their power comes from their connection with God and the working of his Spirit in their own lives.” Gabe Lyons from The Next Christians: How a New Generation Is Restoring the Faith