Communion with the Lord in
prayer brings increased confidence in the Lord’s supervision of our
affairs; increased faith in all the exceeding great and precious
promises of His Word; increased realization of His leadings, past
and present; increased love for all the brethren of Christ; and
increased solicitude for their welfare and spiritual progress.
Prayer is thus closely and actively identified with progress in
spiritual things, progress in the fruits of the Spirit, toward God,
the brethren and all men.