As we begin this important series on prayer, we are reminded that prayer is a divine invitation to dialogue and relationship, mission and partnership with the Lord. We will examine heartfelt questions that God’s people have asked from the moment God invited them to pray: If God is in control, does prayer matter? Why should we keep praying after making our requests? Why are our prayers sometimes unanswered or takes a long time before we see answers? We will also discover that all of us can cultivate a deep inner life of prayer while being active in work and ministry.