Many people today have abandoned the whole idea of petitionary prayer because, to their minds, it has failed to live up to its promise. They are disillusioned by unanswered prayer and struggle to hear God's response. With superficial or selective Bible knowledge as a foundation, faith in prayer becomes wishful thinking.
This book takes the reader beyond those weak understandings into the heart of what the Bible actually teaches about prayer, placing profound theological truth back into the hands of the nontheologian.
Tackling tricky questions that many of us have about prayer but may be afraid to ask, Chris Band helps readers to examine their own ideas about who God is and how He relates to the world. This results in increasing confidence as expectations about prayer are reshaped to more accurately reflect God's priorities and promises.
"Some books on prayer simply exhort the reader to pray more. This book helpfully sets the question of prayer in the wider context of how God relates to the world. Do our prayers make any difference? Do they change God's will or do they only change us? These and other such questions are discussed in an uncomplicated fashion, without ducking the issues involved. A very practical book that is well worth reading."
--Tony Lane, professor of historical theology, London School of Theology