In this book Pratt offers the reader ways to deal with inadequate prayer lives. He offers biblical direction on how to pray more effectively. Key issues such as honest confession of our needs, form and freedom in prayer and questions such as why pray when God will do whatever He pleases anyway are explored. Discussion questions, practical exercies and assignments with each chapter make this book ideal for school classes and study groups as well as individuals.
Richard Pratt knows the burdens many of us carry because of inadequate prayer lives. He offers clear biblical direction on how to pray more effectively. Pratt tackles head-on the issues that can puzzle us the most. With care and balance he discusses key issues: from fascination with God to honest confession of our deepest needs, from concerns over form and freedom in prayer to questions about body language and fasting. Discussion questions, practical exercises, and assignments with each chapter help to make this book ideal for adult study groups, as well as individual use.
Richard L. Pratt Jr. (ThD, Harvard University) is Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando campus. He is the author of Pray with your Eyes Open, He Gave Us Stories, and Every Thought Captive.
Many years ago, early disciples petitioned, Lord, teach us to pray. Through this book, the Lord is still answering that prayer.
Refreshing! A definite aid . . .