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How many Christians can confidently say that they have “mastered” the art of prayer? Probably no one. Hanko’s work, When You Pray, is blessedly refreshing in his admission that none of us is good at prayer—including himself. Yet, over the years of one’s life, the author assures us, a person can make progress in praying.
Hanko shares with his readers homely yet highly meaningful lessons he learned from growing up in a covenant family and covenantal church community. He also details the specific benefits of praying to the sovereign God of the universe, who knows our sins and weaknesses but loves us still. Valuable is this clear explanation of how God can be likened to the father of an earthly family, loving and caring for his own dear children. Eye-opening and helpful too is the author’s pinpointing of misconceptions people have about God and prayer that bar them from praying in a God-honoring way.
If you have found your devotional life to be frequently barren, reading what the author has learned the hard way over fifty years in ministry will give you a renewed desire to fellowship with your Father in prayer.
Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines.
- Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
- Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
- ISBN 978-1-944555-52-8 (audiobook)