Why pray?

Jesus makes it clear through one of his parables on a persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8, that we “ought always to pray and not lose heart.” This seems to be in alignment with many other passages on prayer elsewhere in the Bible. We are to “pray at all times in the Spirit,” “making supplication for all the saints” (Eph. 6:18-20); to “be constant in prayer” (Rom. 12:12); to “not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God” (Phil. 4:6); to “continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Col. 4:2); to “seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually” (1 Chron. 16:11); and to hold “fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God” (Col. 2:19); such “that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored” (2 Thess. 3:1).

At Imago Dei, we want to be a people who are devoted to prayer (Acts 2:42; Rom. 12:12; Col. 4:2).

Links & Events

Monthly Prayer Guide

Monthly Prayer Gatherings:

  • What? Join us on the 4th Sunday of every month for a guided time of praying together.

  • When? 8 – 8:45 am

  • Where? Fireside Room

  • Who? Adults, Families, All

Devoted: 16 Days of Prayer (Devotional)



Power Through Prayer by EM Bounds

A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World by Paul Miller

A Praying Church: Becoming a People of Hope in a Discouraging World by Paul Miller

Prayer: Experiencing Awe & Intimacy with God by Tim Keller

Prayer (Puritan Paperbacks) by John Bunyan

Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church by John Onwuchekwa

The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way & No Little People by Francis Shaeffer


Henri Nouwen: Unceasing Prayer

Francis Shaeffer: Orthodoxy & Prayer

Jack Miller: Believing Prayer

David Platt: Devote Your Life to Prayer and the Ministry of the Word – Psalm 8

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