“A man is what he is on his knees before God, and nothing more,” 19th Century minister Robert Murray M’Cheyne said. Prayer is when a Christian is “real” before God. When he has finished with all that the world has to offer, finished with everything he thought would satisfy him, and finished with every attempt to gain favor with God. Prayer is when the Christian has nothing, and nothing left to do, but fall on his face before his Father with everything laid bare trusting in His mercy. Prayer is an act of faith.