I was out recently with another member of our ward hometeaching. He said something about prayer that was very profound. In short, this is what he had to say:
Prayer is a valuable tool for us to not only communicate with our Father in Heaven, but to strengthen our faith and testimony in Him and His Son. Consider the people in olden times who did not have personal sets of the scriptures to study and go to as a source of strength every day. Their main source of strength and faith-building was solely through their personal prayers with our Father in Heaven.
I had never really looked at prayer like this before. I do pray daily, and this communion I have with our Father in Heaven is very beneficial. However, I feel that by just including this new perspective in how I view prayer, I will be able to substantially increase the potential benefits of my daily prayers.
Thanks for your message, Brett.