Prayer

By Timothy Keller,

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Book description

Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer.

Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful.…

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Prayer is like breath to me. I am a writer who prays best when I’m writing my prayers in a journal or on the computer. 

In every book I write, my characters pray. They are people from the pages of Scripture, so they knew the God of the Bible. To know God is to communicate with Him. Joseph probably did a lot of praying. Judah…not so much. But eventually, I think both wanted to communicate with their Creator.

In praying, the book says, the Spirit of God “assures you that you are a child of the only One whose opinion…

Tim Keller writes for the “thinking” person, using carefully crafted logic and contemporary illustrations to bring biblical principles to life. In Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, Keller appeals to skeptics, seekers, and serious students of Scripture, noting that prayer is both the key to knowing God and to genuine self-knowledge. Prayer is also, he says, how we make it “safe” for God to give us the things we most desire. Keller shows us how to pray about any number of situations—including suffering, grief, and doubt—with the blessed reassurance that God will answer—and that he will “either give us…

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