Why Do We Pray? 1 – Series Intro

Posted: February 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Prayer | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Sometime last fall, a blog I follow published a poll asking respondents why we pray. (I think it was Tony Jones, but it’s been long enough that I’m not certain.) If I recall correctly, the poll provided two answers: we pray to change God or we pray to change ourselves. Ever since then the question, “Why do we pray?” has been bouncing around my head. My thoughts aren’t really about the poll in question. I don’t even remember the results or any discussion about it. That was just the trigger for my own musings.

In this series, I hope to approach the question from several different angles. If you’re reading this and had a question about Christian prayer, please share it in the comments. I’m interested in the questions and thoughts others may have.


2 Comments on “Why Do We Pray? 1 – Series Intro”

  1. 1 John said at 7:12 am on February 29th, 2012:

    At this point in my life, I usually get angry when people tell me to “pray about it.” So somehow God is going to help me get through a situation or make an outcome better while people are dying and struggling with things that are way more important than my nerves when speaking in public.

  2. 2 Scott said at 10:53 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    In was traveling this week, so apologize for the late response. I understand, I think, what you’re saying. You may or may not appreciate the direction I will eventually take this series. I tend to move slowly through a topic, so I ask that you bear with me.