Growth for the child of God is a spiritual endeavor—and that calls for spiritual tools. What’s in your toolbox? A vital spiritual tool God has given us is prayer. Prayer, communication with the Lord of the universe, runs counter to our inclination toward self-reliance. With this tool, God reorients our lives for His purposes. To seek God in honest prayer is an acknowledgment of our limits, a yielding of control, and an expression of trust and reliance on the One who gave His Son for us. Prayer is more than talking with God, it involves listening and waiting on Him. God has a growth plan for you and me. That plan includes prayer. How skilled have you become at handling this tool He has given to you?