Many people today have lost their enthusiasm for petitionary prayer because, to their minds, it has failed to live up to its promise. This current disillusionment is unfortunate, being the result of superficial and selective approaches to Scripture. This book takes the reader beyond wishful thinking and proof-texting to the heart of what the Bible actually teaches about prayer. By placing profound theological truth back into the hands of the non-theologian, it helps the reader to examine their own ideas about who God is and how he relates to the world. This results in increasing confidence as expectations about prayer are re-shaped to more accurately reflect God's priorities and promises.