July 28 – Vignettes in Prayer

We have been looking at the varieties of prayer now we will look at the last one which is communion. This is friendship and fellowship. Jesus said in John 15:1-5, that he is the vine and we are the branches. The branches will not bear fruit unless connected to the vine. We need to be connected with God to bear much fruit. This happens through prayer. His presence is essential to our spiritual life and we must stay connected through prayer. We are called in this passage to abide in Him Jesus also warns that if we do not abide or connect with Him we can do nothing. Paul says that without love we cannot produce, receive anything of value. In fact without God’s love and connection we will produce nothing of real value. Imagine going through life and at the end find out you have produced nothing of real value. That is why daily communion with prayer is so important.