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Prayer by Timothy Keller

We've all struggled with prayer. We sometimes wonder why should we pray if God already knows everything. We wonder how we should pray consider the many different styles and approaches to it. If you're like me and you want to improve your prayer life then pick up and read Timothy Keller's book Prayer.

I first read this book awhile back, but was reminded of it as I was preparing last Sunday's sermon about prayer. This book is an excellent primer on prayer and how to grow in it. In the first section, Keller teaches why prayer is important and why it deserves our effort. He then explains what prayer is and how it has been understood by the faithful men and women who have gone before us. Finally in the third section, he gives very practical advice including a few models for those wanting to learn or grow in their prayers.

As with all of Keller's work this is thoroughly researched and annotated for further study. He references ancient church fathers, Luther, and modern prayer movements throughout. I highly recommend this book for anyone to start or continue a serious study on this important discipline of prayer. If you've read it I'd love to hear what you think about it in the comments section below!