Why should we pray?
If God is sovereign, all-knowing, powerful, and good, why should He listen to our prayers? Why pray if God already knows what is best? Why pray if He’s already decided? What is prayer? Why do we pray? Why should we pray?
We know that one of the primary purposes of the church on earth is to pray for God’s will to be done as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). In the beginning of the church, the believers in Jesus Christ persevered in the fellowship of prayer as the church (Acts 2:42). Paul trained Timothy to lead the church with prayer being the first priority of ministry (1 Timothy 2:1-4) We know that we should pray. We know that we’re even commanded by God to pray without ceasing (1 Thess 5:16-18).
Certainly, there are times when we do pray. But, why? Why should we pray?
sermon by: Larry Murray