Is your prayer life characterized by such things as sincerity, urgency, and delight? Engagement in prayer is a vital part of our communion with God, making a profound impact on our growth in grace. In this book, you will find thoughtful meditations on prayer in the life of the believer, as well as ample encouragement to cultivate this spiritual discipline in your own life. If you want to be more devoted to prayer, or simply want to assess the health of your prayer life, read this book. It provides both a helpful examination and a needed tonic for those concerned about growing in godliness.
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“If you are deeply concerned to know whether the genuine work of the Holy Spirit or the deceptive work of Satan is in your heart, test it by this scriptural key: the former draws you toward Christ while the latter strives to keep you from Christ.” (Page 3)
“Christian prayer is also part of our repentance from sin.” (Page xii)
“Luther once said, ‘Being saved is getting lost at Jesus’ feet.’” (Page 3)
“‘Seek ye the Lord.’ You are too sinful not to pray; sinners are the very people who need prayer. Therefore, pray.” (Page 3)
“Alexander Whyte once said that if you wanted to humble a Christian you asked him about his praying” (Page vii)
The ancient formula, ‘the law of praying is the law of believing’ (lex orandi, lex credendi), or, using other words, the way we pray determines what we believe, expresses an important but forgotten truth. To this adage we would add ‘the law of living’ (lex vivendi), that is, the way we pray determines the way we live. The strength of Developing a Healthy Prayer Life is that its 31 studies treat prayer not as an aspect of the Christian life, but as the Christian life itself. . . . Developing a Healthy Prayer Life is just the book to help us to unite our praying and our living in a Christ-honoring whole.
—Terry Johnson, senior minister, Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA
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James Beeke is a former Ministry of Education Inspector/Director over Private Schools in British Columbia (Canada) and Superintendent of British Columbia-certified schools in China.
Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, and editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. He has written, coauthored, or edited over 70 books.