Why Pray

Why Pray?
  1. God's repeated command to do so. 1 Sam. 12:23; Rom. 12:12; Col. 4:2; 1 Thess. 5:17; 1 Tim 2:8.
  2. The example of Christ Heb. 5:7
  3. The example of the early church Acts 1:14; 2:42 6:4;12:5
  4. The example of Paul. Acts 9:10-11; 16:25 20:36; 21:5; Rom 10:1
  5. Prayer defeats the devil. Luke 22:32; 1 Pet. 4:7
  6. Prayer saves the sinner. Luke 18:13
  7. Prayer restores the backslider James 5:16
  8. Prayer strengthens the saint Jude 20
  9. Prayer sends forth laborers Matt. 9:38; Acts 13:2-3
  10. Prayers heals the sick James 5:13-15
  11. Prayer glorifies God's name Rev. 5:8; 8:24
  12. Prayer accomplishes the impossible Matt. 21:22; Mark 9:29; Acts 12:5-7; James 5:17-18
  13. Prayer gives good things. Ps 102:17; Matt. 7:7-11
  14. Prayer imparts wisdom. James 1:5
  15. Prayer bestows peace. Phil. 4:5-7
  16. Prayer keeps one from sin. Matt. 26:41
  17. Prayer reveals the will of God Luke 11:9-10