Teach Me to Pray
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Who will teach me to pray?
"The spirit of prayer is stretching with all our desire after the life of God."
What better way to draw near to God than to follow His blueprint for prayer? And who better to guide your thoughts on spiritual communion than one of history's greatest prayer experts? Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was as well-known for his insights and writings on the deeper Christian life as he was for his commitment to "pray without ceasing." He understood well that a deeper spiritual life cannot grow without deeper daily devotion to God's Word and to prayer.
"One of the greatest drawbacks to the life of prayer is that the answer does not come as quickly as we expect. We are discouraged and think, 'Perhaps I do not pray right.' So we do not persevere. Jesus often talked about this. There may be a reason for the delay and the waiting may bring a blessing. Our desire must grow deeper and stronger, and we must ask with our whole heart. God puts us into the practicing school of persevering prayer so that our weak faith may be strengthened."
Andrew Murray, Teach Me To Pray
In the 180 brief and lightly updated readings of Teach Me to Pray are the fresh, renewing blessings of God's Word on prayer. If you share a hunger for God's presence, this devotional will satisfy you with an astonishing banquet. Each meditation has been thoughtfully chosen from the best of Murray's 240 books, including Absolute Surrender, The Ministry of Intercession, The Prayer Life, The Secret of Power from On High and many more.
"The Christian life is a life of absolute dependence. At Hampton Court there was a vine that sometimes bore a couple thousand clusters of grapes. People were amazed at its productivity. Later the secret was discovered. Not too far from Hampton Court flows the River Thames. The vine had stretched its roots hundreds of yards under the ground until it came to the riverbed. There in all the nutrients of the river bottom, it found rich nourishment and moisture. The roots drew the sap all that distance to the branches. The vine had the work to do. The branches simply had to depend upon the vine and receive what it gave."
May you begin to satisfy your hunger for God with Murray's always inspiring devotional, Teach Me To Pray!