When New Reality International was just a baby and we were discussing whether to describe ourselves as a non-religious humanitarian organization or as a faith-based entity, the decision was made to build ourselves firmly upon a foundation of prayer. We would pray about everything, all the time and ask our partners to pray too. Prayer would become the central focus, even coming before fundraising efforts. We firmly believe God can do it. If He wants something to happen, it will happen.
And we pray because? Because then there is no doubt in our minds that God DID it. We communicate with Him, we ask for blessing, we praise, we state needs, we give thanks, and we give Him GLORY.
All this work in Haiti is about God bringing people together at just the right time and in just the right places with similar visions for justice and mercy. The work being done in Trou du Nord is about one miracle after another, following prayer and more prayer.
In Luke 18:1, Jesus urges us to keep on praying and never to grow discouraged. His parable teaches us to persist in prayer because He wants us to keep talking to Him. Prayer puts us into a posture of humility, into the "hands of God", as Mother Theresa said.