Some prayers work. Some prayers don't. Why?
Why does it surprise us when our prayers don't bear fruit? Some diets work, but most don't; some investments produce, but others don't; some schools are effective, but others fail. With most things, there is simply a way they work best. And so it is with prayer.
We want it to go like this: God is loving and powerful. We need his help. So we ask. The rest is up to him. But the uncomfortable truth is that this is a naïve view of prayer that ignores a simple fact. Namely, there is a way that prayer works best. And it isn't like that.
In The Way It All Works, John Eldredge lays out the truth about how effective prayer works and debunks the myths that are keeping you from the successful prayer life every Christian wants. If your prayers don't seem to be working, it might be time for a tune-up. Everything is more effective when you understand the way it works, even prayer.