Prayer is more like the secret life of Jesus rather than the secret technique of Jesus.
Whereas we might prepare ourselves for battle by getting into tip top physical shape or by learning how to wield weapons, Jesus does just the opposite.
We don't typically wander away from God with a willful decision. We wander away from God when we willingly lose ourselves in the shifting shadows and seductive shades of sin
Elders are men and women whose lives exude the holiness of Jesus because all of their confidence is in Jesus and not in themselves.