[T]he greatest challenge facing the church of Jesus Christ today, and therefore every local congregation, is motivating the people of God to engage in sincere, honest, fervent prayer. . . . we must not only pray. We must also reflect on the nature and the working of prayer. As we do so, we discover that ultimately all prayer is a cry for the kingdom. When we come to comprehend this basic truth regarding prayer, we are better equipped to become effective pray-ers for the sake of the kingdom of God.— Stanley J. Grenz. Prayer: The Cry For The Kingdom. Revised Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans: 2005, 1, 7. Agree/disagree? How does this apply to your walk with God personally and corporately (as part of a campus fellowship, a local congregation, the kingdom of God)? Note: first post in a quote series based on readings for Theology & The Practice of Prayer — 2012 summer class taught by Laurie Mellinger, PhD, at Evangelical Seminary (Myerstown, PA). Personally, I am very much interested in your responses as they’ll not only provide helpful material for my contribution to classroom discussion as a student, but also as a Culture Maker with the Emerging Scholars Network and the Penn State Hershey Christian Medical Society (CMS)/CMDA.