Prayer is a powerful force -- in Tennyson's oft-quoted phrase, "more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." But the Lord's Prayer is so familiar that we often take it for granted, reciting it by rote and missing its deeper meaning. "Pray Like This..." is an informative volume that helps you rediscover the simplicity and strength of the prayer that Jesus taught us. Alex Gondola carefully analyzes each of the prayer's ten petitions and explores how it is Christ's template for communicating with God. Suitable for personal devotions, adult study groups, sermon preparation, or gift-giving, "Pray Like This..." is a versatile resource that will unclog your spiritual arteries and open new pathways in your own prayer life.
"In this straight-talking collection of sermons, we learn the Lord's Prayer for the first time. Fresh and well researched, we go back to basics in forward drive. Gondola has made the old and familiar alive and new."
Donna E. Schaper
Senior Pastor, Coral Gables Congregational Church
Coral Gables, Florida
"The sermons in Pray Like This... are brief, well developed, easy to follow, appropriately illustrated, and consistently focused on the biblical text. They are instructional in their exegetical and theological insights. They are inspirational in their poetic language and their passionate engagement of a listening congregation. I endorse the full flower of Alex Gondola's preaching here, and I vigorously inhale its fragrance."
Bartlet Professor of Sacred Rhetoric Emeritus
Andover Newton Theological School
Alex A. Gondola Jr., is senior pastor of Dennis Union Church (United Church of Christ) in Dennis, Massachusetts (located on Cape Cod). He has also served congregations in Springfield, Massachusetts; Rome, New York; and Utica, New York. Gondola is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania (B.A.), Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.), and Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York (D.Min.), and has also studied at Hartford Seminary and the New College of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He is the author of "Come As You Are" and "Don't Forget The Child" (CSS), and contributed several stewardship sermons to the CSS anthology "From Every Angle."