D.L. Moody once asked a crowd of children, “What Is Prayer?” Instead of being baffeled, the well catechized children were eager to answer. On boy proffered,
“Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God for things agreeable to His will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins and thankful acknowledgment of His mercies.”
-as recorded in the anonymous, The kneeling Christian (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1945), 51.