More on Prayers
Prayer is work, wrestling. There is a wonderful simplicity about prayer – just children coming a wonderful Father. But it can also be hard work as we struggle with ourselves (our reluctance, laziness, self-centredness etc), with the spiritual forces of evil (who fear prayer) and even with God himself as he intends to deepen our fellowship with him and our perseverance. See for instance Col. 3:12,13; Ephesians 6:12 and Genesis 32 where Jacob struggles with God in human form until he gets a blessing.