Throughout the Gospels, we see that Jesus talked to the Father - His Father How does one talk to the Father? Two ways, by our prayers and by the Holy Spirit When we pray to Jesus our prayers are heard by the Holy Spirit. He acts as the go between for us and Jesus. What He does is refines our prayer meaning anything we cannot put into words He does that for us. He does not change the meaning of our prayer or put words in our mouth. He puts words to our 'groaning'so that our prayers say what we want them to say and not what He wants them to say. So I ask the ques- tion, who is your advocate? What did Jesus pray for? He prayed for His glorification and the disciples. Before He went back to Heaven, Jesus conquered this world through the greatest act of sacrificial love that is known to mankind and will never be done by anyone else. He did this by death on the cross, by shedding His blood on that cross for our sins, by rising from the dead. He was the sacrificial lamb and scapegoat as in the Old Testament. Jesus' mission was to be Savior of the world. So in the life of a believing Christian, glorifying God is our highest calling. Being called a leader does not make you a leader. The calling is that our glory, would glorify God. The glory and the majesty of God is far greater then any personal success or tragedy. His glory was reflected by the disciples."Holy Father, protect them that they may be kept safe"(John 15:11). The joy that Christians feel is a joy that comes from Jesus and His joy is lasting and eternal. "Knowledge of Christ requires an answer and an action. God will be with us in our challenges and struggles."(John Knox) Obedience results in Jesus' love for His own and it brings confidence and joyful living. "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience".(3:12) Jesus died to give me this life, so what is keeping me from living it and keeping me from heaven. Jesus was the revelation of God's glory and He always answers prayer. GOD IS ON THE MOVE. God desires that we experience the fullness of His love and presence. Prayer is not optional for a Christian - it is what defines the life style of a Christian - we engage Him in prayer and a dynamic forms. We interact God and God interacts with us. There is only One who will never leave us or forsake us. Sarah Young said the same thing but put it this way: "In closeness to Me, you are safe. In the intimacy of My Presence, you are energized. Not matter where you are in the world, you know you belong when you sense My nearness. Ever since the Fall, man has experienced a gaping emptiness that only My Presence can fill. I designed you for close communication with your Creator. How I enjoyed walking in the garden with Adam and Eve before Satan deceived them! When you commune with Me in the garden of your heart, both you and I are blessed. This is My way of living in the world-through you! Together we will push back the darkness, for I am the Light of the world."(Ps32:7 Gen3:8-9 John8:12) Moses said it best in Deut4:7 "What other nation is so great as to have their god so near to them the way the Lord our God is near to us whenever we pray to Him."