Chris Band, Author of 'On My Knees - Rebuilding Our Confidence in Prayer.'

In this honest and engaging book, Chris Band discusses the issues that we may have about prayer but were perhaps afraid to ask: Is prayer wasted effort? Is God less involved in the world than we might wish? Is his will going to be done anyway, whether or not we pray? We discover that our prayers, far from being squandered by God, are powerfully and consistently used by him - both to build his relationship with us and to build his Kingdom through us.

On My Knees: Rebuilding our Confidence in Prayer (Monarch, Lion Hudson)

On My Knees: Rebuilding our Confidence in Prayer (Monarch, Lion Hudson)

A while ago I was diagnosed with ‘clergyman’s knee’. This condition, also known as ‘housemaid’s knee’, is common amongst those whose work involves lots of kneeling. My doctor, knowing that I’m a Baptist Minister, was understandably sheepish when she asked whether I spent much time on my knees. And I had to admit that I didn’t. But, scared she might jump to the wrong conclusion, I quickly added, ‘I do pray, by the way, but I tend to pace around the room a lot.’ She replied: ‘Well it doesn’t really matter which position you pray from does it?’

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