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A Review of the Heart of Prayer by Jerram Barrs

We are probably familiar with several excellent Reformed works that focused on the Lord's Prayer as the framework for the book. One might think of Thomas Watson's excellent work on the Lord's Prayer. This book by Jerram Barrs looks at the wider range of Scripture to include both the teaching and the example of Jesus with regard to prayer.

Jerram Barrs is professor of Christianity and contemporary culture and resident scholar of the Francis Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary. The author and his wife worked with UAbri Fellowship for nearly 20 years. He also has pastoral experience before his present teaching post at Covenant. He has learned much about praying from the examples of Francis and Edith Schaeffer, indirectly from the example of Amy Carmichael, George Mueller, and Hudson Taylor. But most of all he looks to the example and teachings of Jesus, who answered the disciples request "teach us to pray."