Prayer is the bread and butter of walking with Christ. When you pray in the right way, you are bringing your heart and mind in line with Christ in the highest form of worship and communion. Private prayer is a time of self-examination. It is grasping tightly to the promises of God and presenting your petitions to Him like a child does to his or her parents. It is a posture of reliance and reverence before the Lord of the universe and boldly entering into the throne room as a child of the King.