Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
—Matthew 11:28–29 ESV
The Possibility of Prayer: Finding Stillness with God in a Restless World, free this month, guides readers to follow the call of Matthew 11:28–29.
Written by pastor John Starke—who serves in one of the busiest places in the world, Manhattan—it’s an invitation to discover the joy, power, and rest prayer offers. This excerpt from chapter one gives you a glimpse of the wise and down-to-earth tone you’ll find throughout:
I wonder if a book on prayer holds out only a frail hope for you. For many, a life of prayer and spiritual depth is not for them. It’s not that they do not desire it; it’s that they believe it is out of reach. There have been too many false starts in their spiritual life. A lot of well-intentioned declarations of commitment puttered to stalls and stops. Humming under the hood is the belief: a deep and satisfying prayer life is not for me.
Do you believe that? I want you to know it’s not true.
Someone once told me that when she hears others talk about a life of prayer, she often thinks about someone else, someone in her church who seems to have his spiritual life together.
A deep and satisfying prayer life always seems to be out of reach and not for her.
Here is what you should know and believe: a life of prayer, full of joy, power, and awe is for you. It’s not for “other people.” Prayer is not for the spiritually elite. It’s for you.
Get your free copy of The Possibility of Prayer today and start reading immediately with the Faithlife Ebooks app or Logos Bible study app.
And don’t miss another book that’s free this month—the audio version of Dark Night of the Soul. It not only explores the torments and elations of a soul’s spiritual journey, but also expounds on man’s relationship with God and the natural longing for union with the Creator. It brings light to both the deep afflictions of the soul and the true joy that comes from communion with God.
Download it for free today.