I want to share these books with you as I read them this year.
The Bible - I will just include that in the list. I am reading through that this year.
Enjoy your prayer life by Michael Reeves - This is a short book and easy to read, just 46 pages.
"Prayer the chief exercise of faith" - John Calvin
"If prayer is 'the chief exercise of faith', then of course everything -- the world, the flesh and the devil -- conspires against prayer."
No wonder prayer is hard work.
"It is the word of God, the gracious message of Christ that awakens faith and so prayer -- and so that must be the basic shape of our everyday communion with God."
Praying the Bible by Donald S. Whitney - This is a nice small hardback book. In this book the author walks you through how to pray the Bible beginning with the problem with our prayers and how praying the Bible is the solution. He gives you a method to do this.
This book really spoke to me as this reflects some of my thoughts. I have wanted to get behind a "shopping list" or giving God a "to do list" prayers. Learning to pray the Bible helps us to speak God's words back to him, we see God's heart.
I have a few more on the stack and I will share with you when I finish reading them.