112 pp. (October 1988)
The Cry for the Kingdom
By Stanley J. Grenz
In Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom, Grenz challenges the modern
"prayerless" church with the model for the early church
and urges that if the church is to experience renewal it must become
a praying church. He also gently reminds us that each believer has
access to God through prayer. We cannot accept the challenge to
become a praying people without recognizing that an individual response
must precede the corporate response. In the course of this invitation
Grenz offers some practical steps for becoming a person of prayer
and for praying according to the will of God.
Grenz explores though questions asked by many Christians: What is
the nature of prayer? What does it mean to pray "according
to God's will"? How can I become a person of prayer? What place
should persistence have in one's prayer life? Does prayer really
Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom is an important book for any Christian.
It holds great potential not only for developing an individual prayer
life, but it would serve well as a text or guide in a study on prayer.