Why Pray?


Why Pray?

Prayer is communication with God. Prayer includes listening, discussion, and giving thanks -- not just asking for things.

There are three reasons to pray: for God's benefit, for your benefit, and for the benefit of others.


Relationship With God

Relationship is dependent on communication. Your relationship with the Lord, or anyone, will never grow and develop without communication.

God desires your fellowship. He wants to have you spend time with Him.

Prayer is a privilege. We enjoy the presence of those who love us, especially when we also love them. God loves you more than anyone else does.

Become Like Him

As we spend time focused on God, in His presence, we change into His likeness.

The more time you spend around someone, the more you get to know them. You begin to know what they like and dislike, and how they think. When you spend time with the Lord in prayer, you get to know Him. Spending time with someone is the only way to build a relationship.

We need to keep God central in our life. Otherwise, we will miss His plan. Because the world system has distorted our thinking, we must renew our minds. Renewing your mind is a process that takes time. Spending time with God speeds up the process.