It is through prayer that we have the opportunity to share our deepest sorrows, joys, and desires with the only one who can truly comfort us. Prayer must be a priority. Other Christian duties, such as good works, communion, and church activities, cannot and should not take the place of prayer. In his classic book, The Weapon of Prayer, E.M. Bounds states: "The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer." He concludes by providing examples of the power of prayer.