Prayer is central to the Christian life, which is why John Calvin spends more time on prayer than on any other topic in his Institutes of the Christian Religion.
Drawing from the Institutes and Calvin’s Old and New Testament commentaries, Donald K. McKim comments on Calvin’s biblical insights on prayer and intersperses his short readings with Calvin’s own prayers. Reflection questions and prayer points help you to meditate on Scripture, understand Calvin’s teaching, and strengthen your own prayer life.
Donald K. McKim has served as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a professor of theology and academic dean at Memphis Seminary, a professor at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, and an editor for Westminster John Knox Press. He is an award-winning author and editor.
“Donald McKim draws on Calvin’s prayers to help us with our own. . . . This guide breathes spiritual passion, energy, and wisdom. If, like mine, your prayer life could use a little help, this book will be of immense value to you.”
— Michael S. Horton, Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
“Everyday Prayer with John Calvin offers a helpful and thought-provoking guide to better understanding the purpose and practice of prayer in the Christian life. . . . There’s no better way to encounter Calvin at his best than in the reverence that he showed for the practice of prayer.”
— Jennifer Powell McNutt, Franklin S. Dyrness Chair of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, Wheaton College; Author, Calvin Meets Voltaire
“Calvin’s emphasis on the ministry of the Holy Spirit led him to engage with and encourage believers’ daily prayers. Donald McKim . . . gathers choice practical texts on prayer from Calvin’s writings and integrates them into digestible and uplifting biblical meditations. Everyday Prayer with John Calvin affords rich nourishment for your soul.”
— Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary