Why We Pray

William Philip

"It’s not so much what we pray for, whether it’s large or small things, but what motivates our prayer that really matters"

This book is motivation to pray. The author presents us with four simple reasons why prayer is an organic part of the Christian life.

For as long as I can remember I have struggled with how prayer fits in with free will, sovereignty, responsibility – important factors involved in the great privilege that is prayer. This book not only helps to slot these factors in but lets us see them as reasons to pray.

Throughout the book, the gospel shines brightly, and prayer is part of the good news alongside God speaking to us, God’s adoption of us, and God’s spirit within us.

Prayer is as natural to life as breathing is – so often I have looked at prayer as a duty or a chore, or even a service we do for others or for God. The reality -which this book reminds us of – is much more refreshing.

Why We Pray

About the author

William Philip is the minister at The Tron Church in Glasgow City Centre where he is committed to Biblical expository preaching and training. Formerly he spent 5 years directing the ministry of the Proclamation Trust in London.

He regularly teaches parts of the Cornhill Training Course.