Prayer is revolutionary.
Prayer is the doorway where we the finites enter the Infinite. Prayer is what happens within us then slowly moves outward. Prayer turns the world upside-down and inside-out.
Prayer moves the mountains of hard hearts and thick heads. Prayer changes the way we see the world, leaving behind the establishment of the powerful entering instead into the true power of surrender and the realm of the marginalized (for that is the place where we see God in his most distressing disguise).
As Karl Barth once said, “To clasp hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”