Category: With Christ in the School of Prayer

Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1

This book was written out of a profound conviction that the role of prayer in the life of a Christian and the power it possesses are not nearly well enough understood. As long as we view prayer solely as a means of upholding our own Christian life, I am confident that we will not have a complete understanding of what it is that we are supposed to be doing when we pray. But when we learn to regard it as the highest part of the work that has been entrusted to us, the root and strength of all other work, we will see that all that is required of us is to study the art of praying and put our newly acquired knowledge into practice.

If I have been successful in pointing out the progressive teaching of our Lord in regard to prayer and the distinct reference of His wonderful promises of His last night to the works we are to do in His name – to the greater works and the bearing of much fruit – then we will all admit that only when the church gives herself up to this holy work of intercession can she expect the power of Christ to manifest itself on her behalf. I pray that God will use this book to explain to some of His children the wonderful place of power and influence that He is waiting for them to occupy, as well as the place that a weary world is waiting for them to occupy. I pray that God will use this book.

– Andrew Murray