Prayer is so hard that unless circumstances demand it an illness, or saying grace at a meal most of us simply do not pray. We prize accomplishments and productivity over time in prayer. Even Christians experience this prayerlessness a kind of practical unbelief that leaves us marked by fear, anxiety, joylessness, and spiritual lethargy. Prayer is all about relationship. Based on the popular seminar by the same name, A Praying Life has discipled thousands of Christians to a vibrant prayer life full of joy and power. When Jesus describes the intimacy He seeks with us, He talks about joining us for dinner (Revelation 3:20).
A Praying Life feels like having dinner with good friends. It is the way we experience and connect to God. In A Praying Life, author Paul Miller lays out a pattern for living in relationship with God and includes helpful habits and approaches to prayer that enable us to return to a childlike faith. This new edition includes an expanded chapter on using the practical "prayer cards" a hallmark of the teaching found in A Praying Life and a chapter on the need and use of prayers of lament.