How important is the altar to Christians?
Speaking only for myself the altar in a church represents a holy place of prayer where one can kneel in the presence of God and pray. This makes it a very important place to me. Unfortunately I have found that the altar these days is not used as frequently as it should be by Christians. This is probably due to the fear of embarassment and what others may think if they see you praying at the altar. I believe that on any given Sunday at any Christian church every member should be on their knees at the altar. If for no other reason than to thank God for his loving mercy on the sinful lot of us. Every Christian should find time for the altar and place great importance in it. Hope this helps and hope to see you at the altar one day!