“Lord, teach us to pray.” That’s the request of the disciple of Jesus. (Luke 11.1) That’s a request that should not be limited to ages past or the pages of the Bible. It is the heart request of any disciple of Jesus.
My friend, Paul Miller is Jesus’ tool to answer that request in this generation. In his book, A Praying Life: Connecting With God in a Distracting World, Paul helps people like me, people who sometimes struggle in knowing how or what to pray; people who find their minds wandering often whenever trying to commit longer periods of time to pray; people who sometimes wonder if God get’s tired of these simple, random, and inarticulate petitions.
Paul reminds us what it means to be a child of God, and the implications that has for our prayer life. He helps us see that God will never reject those who come to him with a child-like heart, and therefore will certainly not be disappointed in us if we come to him with child-like characteristics. Paul “redeems” the mind-wandering, and sets us free to enjoy our Father in prayer.