Yesterday my lesson for the group of guys I’m discipling was on prayer. We listened to Luke 11 and I gave them a simple way for them to apply pray everyday in their life. When we were done I asked one of the new disciples to pray. I knew He was shy and hadn’t prayed out loud yet. I had no clue what He said but when we finished He had a smile across His face that no one could wipe off. He was so happy and empowered. In that moment I realized I just watched as someone spoke to God outloud for the first time in their life and a relationship with God our creator wasn’t some distance thing. He was near.