Why Do We Pray? (Basics of the Faith)
Gale, Stanley D.
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J. Ligon Duncan
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson Mississippi
“A clear trumpet call to prayer in the triumphant name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Full of light, warmth, and power, it dispels wrong ideas about prayer. This one booklet could be used far and wide to do wonders that our gracious God has planned from eternity, once Christians start doing what it clearly shows them they are enabled to do, and divinely called to do: 'Ask, seek, and knock.'”See All
Douglas F. Kelly
Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; author, If God Already Knows, Why Pray?
We all have questions about prayer. Why pray if God already knows what's going to happen? Can prayer change the mind of God? Does it actually affect anything? What is the purpose of prayer?
There is only one wise source to answer our questions: we need to hear from God himself. Only through him and his Word can we have a grounded, balanced, and broad understanding of prayer. This booklet presents an overview of what Scripture says, defining prayer, exploring its roles, and teaching us how to practice it.