I found Max Lucado's Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer a very, easy, quick read. But definitely not simplistic. We all know our prayers could use some help, and Jesus taught His disciples to pray by giving them an example of a simple yet powerful prayer. Knowing humanity's propensity to make something easy difficult, Jesus gave them a basic prayer to work from. Max breaks this prayer down into bite-size pieces and gives us real-life connections and examples of how to make it practical in our lives today. I know I will apply the principles to my own prayers from now on.