"Some churches now advertise courses on how to pray. How ridiculous! That is like giving a course on how to fall in love." —A. W. Tozer
Tozer understood prayer as few do: as a way of life. Now readers can share that same grand vision.
Prayer combines the best of Tozer on prayer into one volume. Tozer was captured by the great wonder of God, and he regarded prayer as the primary means of coming into His presence. But if our everyday life is filled with the barrenness of busyness and there is no serious urgency to pray, we forfeit the wonder of being conformed to the image of Christ and knowing our God more intimately—the true Christian life.
Prayer is doable. God is accessible. And Tozer provides the wisdom and encouragement to help us encounter Him daily. With commentary and reflection questions provided by compiler W.L. Seaver, Prayer takes our understanding of prayer to new depths and helps us have a life that prays.
This book by Tozer is vital because he unpacks the importance of prayer and why we should pray. This is one of the best books I've read on the subject of prayer. I've found this book could be used as part of one's daily devotion. You could read it each day of the month.
In one of the chapters, Tozer talks about honesty in prayer. In the world of hypocrisy, believers are called to be honesty especially as in prayer. God already knows the real us. Therefore, we should pretend in prayer. True biblical prayer will strip us from lies. In chapter 20, he says that the most difficulty activities requires the greatest effort and produces the greatest fruitfulness. Prayer is not a simple task but one that requires God's grace. This book will provide fuel for our prayer life. I highly recommend it to all especially pastors.