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Wonderful for instruction in prayer
on January 17, 2001
I have had trouble with daily prayer & a daily quiet time the past couple of years. I pulled this book off the shelf and was determined to revitalized my prayer life. Every morning I read a short section from the book, writing down the scriptures, taking notes. Then I write my prayer for the day - incorporating what I've learned from the book with my "usual" prayer.
This has kick-started my desire to pray. It has reminded me that the Lord's prayer is the perfect model of how to pray. I am including more elements in my prayer than just "help me & my friends" petitions.
I like Kay Arthur's personal approach. She is solid biblically, but she doesn't come off sounding like a Bible scholar. She sounds like a loving, mature friend in the church who comes to meet with you daily and remind you how much our Lord wants to meet with us in prayer. She gently shows us scriptures about prayer and asks us questions that make us think about those scriptures and prayer.
Lastly, I just felt guilty when I looked through books that told me I wasn't really serving God unless I was spending an hour a day in prayer. Now I've found myself praying longer and longer - sometimes having an hour-long quiet time but out of love for God, not out of guilt or duty.