Does Prayer Matter? – Philip Yancey


by Richard Long

In the sixth chapter of his book on prayer, Philip Yancey writes this answer to the question, “Does prayer matter?”

“After surveying Jesus’ practice of prayer, I realize that his example does answer one important question about prayer:  Does it matter?  When doubts creep in and I wonder whether prayer is a sanctified form of talking to myself, I remind myself that the Son of God, who had spoken worlds into being and sustains all that exists, felt a compelling need to pray.  He prayed as if it made a difference, as if the time he devoted to prayer mattered every bit as much as the time he devoted to caring for people.”

Want to get to know Philip Yancey a little better? 

Here’s his website ….

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