How did Jesus remain connected to God and receive God’s direction, empowering, and assurance of love? Prayer was the heartbeat of the relationship between Jesus and his Heavenly Father. For the past few weeks the sermon series, "The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ", has taught us how to center our lives with Prayer. Most all of the ways we have learned to connect with God have something in common: they are a form or a pattern or gateway to prayer. But prayer takes practice, and this week's sermon will give us patterns for finding a more meaningful way to Pray.