We believe that prayer is simply talking to God.
There is no magical power inherent in prayer; rather prayer indicates our dependence on God who, in response, answers with wisdom, knowledge, acts of power and so on. Jesus has called us into a sort of unequal partnership with himself (much like a strong father with very small children). We need him. We depend upon him. Therefore we need to ask him, and share with him, and confess to him, and adore him, and cry out to him. This simply, is prayer.
At Village, we provide many opportunities for us to pray together as a family: