Prayer is an essential of the Christian life. Yet confusion abounds, and we have a tendency to make it more complicated than Jesus ever intended. Going back to the basics, best-selling author and pastor Jack Hayford teaches that prayer is person-to-Person communication - a combination of worship, fellowship, and intercession.
He teaches that the Bible's call to prayer is neither mystical nor theoretical, and he gives seven simple steps, as outlined by Jesus, on how to pray. He also gives three keys to effective asking in prayer and attacking through prayer. "Prayer is not intended to be mysterious," Hayford says, "but down-to-earth and practical." To live in the spirit of prayer is learning to walk in the presence of Jesus. Always.
The Discipline of Prayer
I did not read Walking the Path of Prayer, but read a variation of this is in the revised and expanded Jack Hayford book, Living the Spirit-Formed Life, equally magnificent.
The first sections of this work break apart and discuss the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). Then Hayford tells of ways to embolden our prayer lives, always backed up by the Bible. I think that is one of the greatest aspects of this book. While we may look on prayer as simply making requests of the Lord, it is a much holier way to learn from God and apply His wisdom to our everyday lives!