Why Pray? Part 2
1. Prayer allows us to refocus our attention on God and helps us to realize how much we need Him.
Throughout the Psalms, we see David continually refocusing his mind on the Lord. Even in his darkest
times, he cries out to the Lord; not purely in petition, but in praise and adoration. David declares God’s
goodness and his power! He does not dwell on his situation or circumstance, but instead sits at the feet of
2. Prayer promotes personal holiness.
Prayer and study of the Word of God, always go hand-in-hand, for there is no true prayer without study of
the Word of God, and there is no true study of the Word of God without prayer (Torrey).
3. Prayer helps us know God’s will for our lives.
Often times we ask the question, “What is God’s will for my life?”. We fret and we worry that we are not
hearing his voice, not knowing his will. But we never spend time discussing things with Him. It is ridiculous to
expect Him to speak His will to you, if you are not giving Him the opportunity to do so in prayer.
4. God wants to deliver results in order to lets us grow in faith.
“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask
anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14 and “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search
for me with all your heart.”. Jeremiah 29:13
These two verses convey the Fathers desire to exceed our expectation and to work in our petitions if we are praying
according to His will.
Let us be praying always.