Review: Love to Pray

Love to Pray: A 40-Day Devotional for Deepening Your Prayer Life by Alvin Vandergriend

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alvin VanderGriend’s little book LOVE TO PRAY is an excellent resource approaching prayer from a variety of perspectives. It has eight sections with five devotional readings in each. VanderGriend attempts to help us see prayer as more than a religious activity, but as accepting an invitation from God to come into His presence where we are warmly welcomed.

I loved his definition of prayer: Prayer is the conversational part of the most important love relationship in our lives, our love relationship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

This is a rich devotional resource I’m sure I will return to again in the future. I want to grow in prayer. I want to love to pray … and VanderGriend has given me excellent perspective to see prayer as an ongoing conversation with someone who loves me deeply, and with whom I can share my whole heart.

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