A Praying Life is an honest look at the difficulties of prayer, unanswered prayers, and successes in prayer. Paul Miller has written a biblical, practical, and readable resource for anyone who wants to enrich their prayer-life and promote a culture of prayer in the lives of those around them. The author refuses to separate the spiritual life from the rest of our daily living.
Paul Miller learned to pray through suffering and helplessness. Paul found himself in difficult situations he couldn’t control, and he could only cry out to his heavenly Father. It happened often enough that it became a habit, creating a rut between his soul and God. “We initially receive Jesus because we are weak,” Paul explains. “But somehow we forget that helplessness is also how the Christian life works.” Paul began bringing his messy life to the Father, and he discovered a Father eager to embrace the mess.
Paul earned his Master of Divinity at Biblical Theological Seminary in 1999 as has since served as the director of seeJesus.net, a discipling mission that develops interactive Bible studies. After years of developing a personal prayer life, and several courses in the school of suffering, Paul Miller created the PrayerLife Study to teach others how to begin a private life of prayer.