One of the many struggles that I have is that of prayer. I am not a natural prayer warrior. It is a consistent battle for me to not only get through a prayer, but to even start praying. I feel like I am praying the same prayers over, and over, and over again. To the point that a disturbing thought begins to creep into my mind, “What’s the point?”
I often feel like I am an utter failure as a follower of Christ.
Donald Whitney sums my feelings up perfectly:
As a result, a great many Christians conclude, “It must be me. Something’s wrong with me. If I get bored in something as important as prayer, then I must be a second-rate Christian.
Whitney’s “Praying the Bible” is a refreshing reminder that I am not alone in the struggles of my prayer life. There are many others, just like me, that do not know what to pray, repeat the same prayer over and over, then become bored and begin to devalue the practice. I would not (and neither would you) say that prayer is of little value, yet our lack of prayer in practice shows our self reliance and the priority we place prayer on our lives.
Whitney’s “Praying the Bible” helps people like me to recapture the beauty and honesty of the Psalms. Taking the Psalms and spring boarding into a deeper and richer prayer life. Whitney offers a simple and practical suggestion to utilizing the Psalms (and other passages) to have a fuller prayer life.
Grab a copy of Whitney’s book here.
Thanks to Crossway for providing a copy to reivew.