Jim Mulholland is alarmed at the runaway success of recent books like 'The Prayer Of Jabez' because he feels they are based on false understanding of prayer and a false gospel of personal gain and prosperity.
Prayer is not at all about asking God for things, contends Mulholland. "We so quickly forget the point of prayer. The point of prayer is not to tell God what you want, but to hear what you need. It is not approaching God with our demands, but listening for God's commands. It is not seeking our will, but learning to discern God's will. This is so important to understand in a culture that caters to our every whim. Prayer isn't about me. It is about God."
Mulholland moves quickly beyond the culturally corrupt vision of prayer currently in vogue and into an expansive meditation on the six simple, yet powerful verses of 'The Lord's Prayer'.
This book is an important and timely call back to a vision of the gospel that can transform our world, and a primer on the proper role of prayer in our lives.