Does prayer really matter? Absolutely--and this book will show you why praying makes sense, in the Bible, in history, and in your life today. Here are dozens of easy-to-read entries on what prayer is, what it can accomplish, and why you should pray. More than just "getting things from God," prayer is inseparably intertwined with many issues vital to the Christian life--faith, love, trust, and obedience among them. Learn how prayer can truly be a two-way communication with the heavenly Father--from the lives of great Bible characters, the lives of devoted Christians through history, and in your life right now.