What is the Point of Prayer?

Most Christians spend a lot of time in prayer and in many church services the prayers/intercessions can almost be another sermon; however, we need to remember Jesus’ words – “do not pray as the Pharisees do, on street corners” – and also realise that ‘more’ words cannot make a difference to God. So for some the question comes “what is the point of prayer”? No one actually knows. Jesus doesn’t say. There are many theories around but they are no more than that. Perhaps the reason is that somehow it seems a worthwhile thing to do; but maybe it needs to taken back to a private conversation/communion rather than such a dominant part of public Christianity.