Book Recommendation – Part II

A few posts ago I recommended a book called A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller.  The more I read it the more I love it.  Here are a few selected quotes from it to whet your appetite:

“Many Christians pray mechanically for God’s kingdom (for missionaries, the church, and so on), but all the while their lives are wrapped up in their own kingdoms.  You can’t add God’s kingdom as an overlay to your own.”

“When you know that you (like Jesus) can’t do life on your own, then prayer makes complete sense.”

“You don’t create intimacy; you make room for it. This is true whether you are talking about your spouse, your friend, or God.”

“If you are not praying, then you are quietly confident that time, money, and talent are all you need in life.  You’ll always be a little too tired, a little too busy.”

“Prayer is simply not important to many Christians because Jesus is already an add-on.”

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