The Lowdown: On Prayer

The United States observes a National Day of Prayer on May 3, 2012—but every day is a day of prayer. Here are some resources that might help your prayer life:

Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster offers insight and suggestions for deepening the practice of prayer. (HarperOne)

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey explores the meaning and purpose of prayer. (Zondervan)

A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World by Paul E. Miller. Perhaps the title says it all. (NavPress)

So You’ve Been Asked to Lead in Prayer by Timothy J. Mulder gives tips for praying aloud, including during worship services. (Faith Alive)

The Lord’s Prayer by Tim Ladwig is a gorgeously illustrated picture book that sets contemporary images alongside the Lord’s Prayer, putting the prayer squarely into a young girl’s everyday life. (Eerdmans)