Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
by Tim Keller
The pastors are eager for the people of Redeemer to know and enjoy God in increasing measures. They also know that prayer is a vital component of a thriving relationship with our Creator. For these reasons, they recommend the recent book by Tim Keller on this topic.
Tim is a winsome, understandable communicator, and the way he discusses prayer has the potential to greatly affect your understanding and practice of this blessed discipline.
One memorable section reads as follows: “When life is going smoothly, and our truest heart treasures seem safe, it does not occur to us to pray… We tend to see [God] as a means through which we get things to make us happy. For most of us, he has not become our happiness. We therefore pray to procure things, not to know him better… All this changes when…we grasp his astonishing, costly sacrifice for us, transfer our trust and hopes from other things to Christ, and ask for God’s acceptance and grace for Christ’s sake, … [t]hen we begin to want almost desperately to know and love God for himself… Being delighted in him and delighting him become inherently fulfilling and beautiful.”
Click to find the book here.