Who among us in these trying times does not want to deepen their prayer life?  The most profound request that the disciples ever made of Jesus was, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Prayer is intimacy with God.  It is the avenue by which we bear our souls to God and allow Him to speak to us.

Over the years, I have held as a valuable treasure in my personal library a book that I discovered in my seminary days.  Fortunately, being the classic book of prayer that it is, Amazon.com still has this book available.  You can even get the Kindle version for your Ipad. I am speaking of John Baillie’s, “A Diary of Private Prayer.”  I get no commission for my recommendation, only the joy of knowing that if you choose to purchase this book for yourself or a friend it will be of great spiritual benefit.

So often we struggle to express our feelings to God. We, of course, have the Holy Spirit to speak for us and to interpret for us feelings that we lack words to express. But, as the book cover so clearly states, “Dr. Baillie has written each prayer so that it has that rare quality of seeming to have been written for the reader personally, to fit his own special needs…..If private prayer may be characterized as the wrestling of the soul with God, this book will be of real assistance in making that struggle not only easier, but more constructive.”

God’s Word admonishes us to “Pray without ceasing”. Lord, help us to do just that!

In His Love,


Teach Us to Pray