by David A. Dewitt & Rebecca S. May


My assumption is that the prayers and teaching about prayer offered in the Bible describe proper, good, and correct prayer. This is, therefore, not a study of prayer developed throughout history or the prayers of godly people throughout history. It is not prayer according to church councils or prayer used in liturgy. It is not a study of the prayers of saints or missionaries or monks or pastors or priests or other leaders, no matter how charismatic, sincere, or mature they may be or may have been. This is a study of the subject of prayer as, and only as, it is revealed in the pages of the inerrant verbally inspired Word of God—the Bible.