In the gospel of Luke, the disciples of Jesus ask Him, "Lord, teach us to pray." They saw the great importance Jesus placed on having a daily rhythm of prayer, and they wanted to learn how to have this same rhythm in their own lives. And so can we.
In this refreshingly different look at prayer, Johannes Hartl explores twelve simple ways to build a thriving prayer life--twelve steps that have transformed his life. Hartl encourages readers to explore different forms of prayer, from embracing silence, to creating your own "inner garden" in which to meet with Jesus wherever you are, to overcoming the scripts and traffic in our heads that prevent us from encountering God. With inspiring stories, spiritual exercises, and practical ideas, Simply Pray will help you develop daily rhythms of prayer, even in the hectic pace of day-to-day life.
For those who long to meet with God in prayer, experience more depth, and discover God's presence in the everyday, Simply Pray is an invitation to the biggest challenge and the loveliest secret--the adventure that will change your life.
Johannes Hartl is a passionate storyteller who loves to communicate the heart of God. In 2005, he and his wife founded the House of Prayer in Augsburg, Germany. He is the author of numerous books and an international conference speaker, renowned for bringing spiritual depth with humor and practicality. Johannes lives in Augsburg with his wife, Jutta, and their four children.