Most of the great teachers on prayer have encouraged people to bring their deepest desires into the act of praying. And of all the desires people harbor, the most persistent is the desire to live in an intimate relationship with God. In this book Father William Barry, an experienced spiritual guide, has given names to some of the desires people bring to prayer. All of them in some way have to do with relationship. People say "I want to know God better," or "I want to be certain God loves me." In short chapters that follow a sequential pattern, Barry explores fifteen such desires. He relates them to passages and events in the Bible when people had similar wishes for themselves. The reader is invited to pray these desires with the words of scripture and by looking into his or her own heart.