“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
Growing up, my mother used to always refer to prayer as "a telephone call to Jesus". Before bed she'd yell "Jesus is calling, let's talk to Him on the phone before we fall asleep." As silly as that sounds, that is exactly what God is trying to do with us through prayer. He just wants to listen to us, and to speak to us.
In the United States, on the first Thursday of May, we celebrate "National Day of Prayer". The mission of the National Day of Prayer is to "mobilize prayer in America". This day not only inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation, but to pray for each other individually.
Because of the nature of this "holiday", it isn't really talked about. However, we want to encourage you to share this with your children at your churches, schools and homes.
We have made a "Day of Prayer" special activity that we think you'd benefit from. It's a FREE download so click here for some great ideas!