Why We Pray – a book review


Why We Pray Philip



Prayer, we tell our children, is talking to God. Simple, isn’t it? So then, why is it such a difficult habit for us, as adults, to begin or continue or stay true to? And why, when someone encourages us to be daily prayers, do we get so uncomfortable? Why do we get discouraged?

Could it be that we have made prayer into something is isn’t? Have we thought about prayer in a way that hinders us, rather than helps us? William Philip brings us along as he explores Why We Pray. Not should we pray. Not what should we pray. Not what are we doing right or wrong with our prayer. Rather Why We Pray. Why.


We learn most about prayer simply by learning more about God. p.18

Mr. Philip explores the Bible’s explanation of the nature of prayer. And he begins right where we begin with our children – prayer is talking to God. Mr. Philip explores four virtues of God that not only allow us to pray but persuade us to do so.

Why We Pray 2Because God is a speaking God, a God of relationship; Because God has made us his sons; Because God is a Sovereign God; Because God has given us His Spirit – all of these virtues of God call out to us to be in conversation, in prayer, with our God, our Lord, our Creator. By studying these virtues of God, we find such encouragement, such love, that we cannot help but reach out in prayer to our Father.

If you are looking for a book on how to pray, this isn’t it. If you are looking for a book that will help you get up earlier and be more fervent in prayer by giving you guidelines, this is not that book. If you are looking for a how-to, this is not the book you want.

Why We Pray

In this book, you will find knowledge of the Father that will make it next to impossible for you not to reach out. You will be reminded in this concise book of a love so great that you cannot keep from prayer. You will be filled with understanding so that you need to converse with the One who speaks to you, who calls out to you, whose desire is for you to abide in Him. The virtues that make Him God make Him the one to whom we pray. William Philip has helped us access Why We Pray with encouragement and hope.

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4 thoughts on “Why We Pray – a book review

  1. Gena March 13, 2015 at 10:08 am Reply

    I’ve had several wonderful ladies in my life who have encouraged my prayer life.

  2. Wendy @ Ladybug Daydreams March 14, 2015 at 10:48 am Reply

    Definitely my husband. He’s both encouraging and a good example of prayer in action.

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