Prayer gives God the glory He deserves.
Make use of prayer, not to wrest advantages from God, or to escape from tribulations or difficulties, but to call down upon ourselves and others things that will glorify the name of God.*
*adapted from O. Hallesby, Prayer, p.127-128.
We pray so that when God answers us, we renew our praise to His glory.*
adapted from Ron Allen, And I Will Praise Him, p. 167.
A young couple had a specific need. They sent out an email plea for people to pray. We prayed. When we heard their prayer was answered my husband said, “Praise the Lord!”
God gives people who pray reason to praise.