NOTE: This is the small group, companion workbook for "Heard: The Power and Promise of Christian Prayer." It divides the material in "Heard" into six study sessions, each containing a mix of fill-in-the-blank and questions for individual reflection and group discussion. DESCRIPTION OF "HEARD:" God is waiting for his people to pray. But the contemporary Western Church is blighted by a prayer famine. It is plagued with dry eyes, few tears and no fire in the gut. Conversation with God ought to be a part of the natural rhythm of our lives, like eating or sleeping, yet we have neglected this most basic need. Our churches have kept us so busy with activities, carefully-crafted music presentations and non-offensive preaching that we are often too tired to pray, and impatient when we do. As a result, altars are vacant, church members come in and go out the same, the local culture remains unchanged. Dale Van Steenis calls us to recapture our energy and excitement, to catch our "second wind" in prayer. God still answers. He said he would. Whenever God's people have turned to him in prayer, they have been heard.