“Do I really need another book on prayer?” was my first thought.
I am so glad I quickly dismissed that thought and made a quality decision to make an investment into my own prayer life and journey of faith.
Whether you thoroughly enjoy prayer or whether you are honest enough to admit that you don’t really enjoy it as much as you think you should, I cannot recommend this wee gem of a book highly enough. It is interspersed with personal testimony of the reality of life on the mission field and stands testimony to a life that has been transformed through both the goodness and deep dealings of the Spirit of God.
Coming from a ‘raised heart’ that has found the pathway of a life of prayer which goes way beyond mere duty, it draws the heart of the reader upwards, inspiring an increased longing for a closer and deeper walk with the Lord.
It is simple to read, yet simply profound. You certainly won’t want to rush through it. After the first reading, you will want to start right at the beginning again in order to absorb it more fully, using the practical lessons provided.
As the author rightly says, “We need constant upgrades in the way the heart expresses itself to the Lord. We can’t expect to move into a deeper identification with God’s heart as long as our praying stays at basic greeting level.”
Buy it .... you won’t regret it! It will bring fresh levels of both understanding and enjoyment to anyone who has a core hunger for more of the reality of the ‘I am with you’ presence of God.
A great investment also for building a well-equipped prayer group.
by Irene Addison
David Macmillan was a youth evangelist and pastor in South Africa before heading to Thailand with WEC International. After two decades in church planting and leadership he launched Wingspan. He and his wife travel internationally for Bible teaching, prayer life development and training in strategic prayer.