Why Pray - 1 Samuel

The Doctrine of Prayer is a means of grace offered according to the will of God expressed in accordance with His word. Prayer is the language of the soul, an “…opening up of our hearts before God.” - John Calvin

  • Prayer reveals our heart.

  • Prayer is about aligning ourselves with God’s will. Matthew 26:36 - PROSEUCHOMAI (pros - near or come before & uechomai - pray, will)

  • “Praying is not an isolated spiritual exercise; as if we pray, and we live in two different compartments. The truth of the matter is we live as we pray, and we pray as we live.” - Dr. Sinclair Ferguson