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A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World (audio)



Author Paul Miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer—even poorly delivered—to fill the gaps with meaning and substance. Miller’s down-to-earth approach and practical nature will help you see that your relationship with God can grow and your communication with him can get better. Parents will find Miller’s family-life experiences especially helpful.

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  • Calls readers to speak with passion, honesty, and boldness in their prayers
  • Discusses the difference that constant communication with Christ makes in everyday life experiences
  • Applies the radical implications of the gospel of God’s grace to prayer
  • Examines the concept of prayer and the construction of effective prayer lives
  • Part I: Learning to Pray Like a Child
    • Becoming Like a Little Child
    • Learn to Talk with Your Father
    • Learning to Be Helpless
    • Crying “Abba”—Continuously
    • Bending Your Heart to Your Father
  • Part II: Learning to Trust Again
    • Understanding Cynicism
    • Following Jesus out of Cynicism
    • Developing an Eye for Jesus
  • Part III: Learning to Ask Your Father
    • Why Asking Is So Hard
    • Why We Can Ask
    • How Personal Is God?
    • What Do We Do with Jesus’ Extravagant Promises about Prayer
    • What We Don’t Ask For: “Our Daily Bread”
    • What We Don’t Ask For: “Your Kingdom Come”
    • Surrender Completely: “Your Will Be Done”
  • Part IV: Living in Your Father’s Story
    • Watching a Story Unfold
    • A Father’s Love
    • Unanswered Prayer: Understanding the Patterns of Story
    • How God Places Himself in the Story
    • Hope: The End of the Story
    • Living in Gospel Stories
  • Part V: Praying in Real Life
    • Using Prayer Tools
    • Keeping Track of the Story: Using Prayer Cards
    • Prayer Work
    • Listening to God
    • Prayer Journaling: Become Aware of the Interior Journey
    • Real-Life Praying
    • Unfinished Stories
  • Title: A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World
  • Author: Paul Miller
  • Narrator: Arthur Morey
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio Hovel
  • Print Publisher: NavPress
  • Runtime: 9 hours
  • Product Type: Audiobook
  • Christian Group: Evangelicals
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Prayer

Paul Miller, after graduating from college, taught at inner-city Christian schools in Philadelphia for 10 years. With a group of parents, he started Spruce Hill Christian School (K–8), an inner-city, multiracial school where he was principal and teacher. In 1983, he helped his father found World Harvest Mission, serving as associate director from 1983 until 1996. During his time at World Harvest, Paul wrote several discipling courses, including a course on grace called Sonship. He is the author of several books, including The Love Course and A Praying Life.


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  1. David S

    David S


  2. Steve Esmond

    Steve Esmond


    Prayer is perhaps the greatest privilege of the Christian, yet many spend little time in prayer or don’t pray in faith without doubting (James 1:6). This outstanding book addresses the need to pray, and provides great motivation to pray for anyone going through a season of prayerlessness. This book is at the top of my list of recommended books on prayer.