Why Do We Pray?
by Stanley D. Gale
We all have questions about prayer. Why pray if God already knows what’s going to happen? Can prayer change the mind of God? Does it actually affect anything? What is the purpose of prayer?
There is only one wise source to answer our questions: we need to hear from God himself. Only through him and his Word can we have a grounded, balanced, and broad understanding of prayer. This booklet presents an overview of what Scripture says, defining prayer, exploring its roles, and teaching us how to practice it.
Basics of the Faith Studies Series
The Basics of the Faith series (published by P&R – each 30-40 pages) are on relevant topics for Christians to study on doctrine, the Christian life, and church-related topics. CDM, with the aid of the authors, has written Leader’s Guides to help anyone wanting to lead a study with an individual or group. The student version is designed to be worked through before reading the text and for taking notes during the meeting.