Orar es derramar de modo sincero, consciente y afectuoso el corazón o alma ante Dios, por medio de Cristo, en el poder y ayuda del Espíritu Santo, buscando las cosas que Dios ha prometido, o que son conforme a su Palabra, para bien de la iglesia, con fiel sumisión a Su voluntad.
Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the heart or soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Holy Spirit, for such things as God has promised, or according to his Word, for the good of the church, with submission in faith to the will of God.
Sorry if you don't read Spanish. It is just so beautiful how it translates. Hey, maybe I am semi-bilingual!
I seem to be praying alot more lately. The more constant I am in prayer the more I know the life sustaining and renewing power it is and gives! As I counsel women and work with youth I am also realizing it is really one of the first things to model and teach about to new and old believers alike. On Friday we had a prayer vigil at the church and as one of ladies prayed she began to cry, her words were, "Hermoso Señor, no se porque mas de mis hermanos y hermanas en Cristo no se han presentado esta noche. Mi unico consuelo sera que estan en communion contigo en donde esten. Porfavor mi Dios, te ruego que me ayudes a demostrarles con mi vida que el hablar contigo no es opcional es mandatorio para conocerte y crecer en ti." ("oh my lovely Lord, I don't know why more brothers and sisters in Christ did not show up tonight. My only consolation will be to hear that they are in prayer with you where ever they are. Please I beg you to help me show them with my life that prayer/talking with you is not optional. It is mandatory to knowing and growing in You!")
If you have the time, read the following article by John Bunyan. On second thought even if you don't have time it would be a blessing to you to make the time to read it!