What do all Christians talk about and do very little of? Pray! Yes, prayer is the most talked-about subject in Christendom, but very few people regularly do it. For most, it is because no one has ever taught them. Only six of Jesus’s prayers are recorded in scripture. Is that an accident? Or could these six prayers teach us how to grow our prayer life deeper and wider than ever before?
Pray like Jesus is intended to be a simple spiritual how-to manual for those who do not have a vital prayer life but seek one. It is not intended to be an academic book as much as it is an epistle from a fellow believer who may have learned a few things in forty-one years of ministry. Author Robert L. Morris Jr. invites you to join him and look at six prayers of Jesus, but you will intentionally not examine the Lord’s Prayer in depth. The reason is simple: the Lord’s Prayer contains valuable information on how disciples should pray, but this book is about how Jesus personally prayed.
Pray like Jesus is not the destination but a directional sign. Jesus—and no other—is the destination. If you have longed for a prayer life that was more than treating God like a benevolent genie who granted wishes to those he favored, then read on to see how prayer is so much more than that.