Recently, I was reading a book written on prayer by John R. Rice. In that book, there is a chapter entitled “Why Pray.” As I read this chapter, I kept asking myself, “Why Not Pray?” Are our intentions when we pray God-centered or self-centered? Do we spend an adequate amount of time in prayer? How much is enough? The easy answer to those questions would be, “I can always pray more.” While that may be true, do we spend time in prayer the way God intended us to?
I went back to the original question of “Why Pray” and found where Mr. Rice listed some compelling reasons to pray and pray as God intended. Here they are:
Gary W. Hall, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.