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Why Pray? – Part III of III – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Why Pray?


Description: Why pray? In this last installment of the Why Pray? series, Dan and Melissa discuss what prayer is and debunk the popular idea that prayer is just a means of attaining what we want. Why Pray?

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is prayer?
  • How do the saints describe a healthy, meaningful prayer life?
  • How can we avoid treating God like a vending machine?
  • What is the result of a deep prayer life?


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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and Divine Intimacy Radio, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, and his newest books Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep and Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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