Jesus' work demands all to take a position on him, because there is no neutral ground.
Prayer is a means of expressing the communion you have with God through Christ.
In Christ, you choose the good portion which is found in the eternal word of God.
We cannot inherit eternal life by our own works, but need Christ - the ultimate merciful neighbor.
Jesus has charged his church with a serious and joyous mission to proclaim the kingdom of God, and he has secured its success.
In Christ, you show forth his grace and are fully committed to him.