J.D. Greear shows us how prayer was a non-negotiable daily staple in Jesus’ life, more essential to him than eating or sleeping, and therefore why we need to pray as well. He shows us how we can enjoy the same source of power as our Lord and the early church when we learn to "just ask" and depend on our heavenly Father as they did.
Giving specific practical tips for getting on with prayer in everyday life, this book leaves readers wanting to pray, rather than just feeling that they ought to.
In his introduction, Pastor J.D. says, “Prayer is not a religious task to accomplish; it’s an invitation to lay your burdens down at Jesus’ feet, to share your heart with him, and to be with the one in whose presence is the fullness of joy and at whose right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16 v 11).”
Correction: On pages 89-90, the story about the prayer request for a son’s karate tournament should be attributed to John Crist, whose joke it originally was. This citation was in an early draft but was lost during the editing process. It will be reinstated when the book is reprinted.
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About the Author
Paul E. Miller (MDiv, Biblical Seminary) is executive director of seeJesus, a global discipling mission that mentors through seminars, cohorts, and interactive Bible studies. He is the bestselling author of A Praying Life and J-Curve. Paul and his wife, Jill, live in the Philadelphia area and have six children and fifteen grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Foreword Paul E. Miller 9
Part 1 Why We Don't Pray
Chapter 1 Honestly, Does Prayer Really Do Any Good? 23
Chapter 2 But Seriously, Why Isn't God Answering Me? 43
Chapter 3 Do My Prayers Change God's Mind? 61
Part 2 How to Pray Chapter 4: How Not to Pray 77
Chapter 5 Amazed by God 91
Chapter 6 Ask Your Father 107
Chapter 7 On Praying For Guidance 125