Perhaps the highest and loftiest acts a Christian can have toward God are worship and prayer. These two acts are uniquely vertical–they are the only things a believer does that are directly toward God and that directly bring him or her into relationship and communion with God. The one exception is the reading of Scripture, but that is a means to bring us to worship and prayer. All other aspects of the Christian life are horizontal–they are outward toward others. Worship and prayer are uniquely God-centered. They deal with God alone and bring us to Him relationally.