Jesus Christ gave the world a perfect example of walking with God and talking to God. No man can walk with God who does not talk to Him and hear (obey) His word. Most people today look upon prayer as a tool for the poor, hungry, suffering, diseased and hopeless. People who have reasonable health and security, a good job and comfortable home surroundings have little use for prayer except for the common ritual when they "go to church" and occasionally just before a meal. Jesus Christ was a man of prayer while he lived among men. He taught his disciples to pray in his great sermon on the mount (Matt. 6:5-13; Luke 11:1).