When God’s children pray, we talk to a God familiar with the requests, praise, and longings of generations of his people. We have much to learn from those who went before us. In this devotional, Donald McKim takes us back to the wisdom of over twenty Protestant Reformers—including John Calvin, Martin Luther, and Philip Melanchthon. As McKim draws from the insightful writings and prayers of the Reformers of yesteryear, he provides brief, meditative readings, along with reflection questions and prayer points, to nourish our prayer lives today.
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.
“We are all indebted to Don McKim for making the great Reformers accessible and for showing us how pertinent their work remains to our spiritual lives today. This is a gem of a book and a wonderful guide for worship and devotion.” —Timothy George, Distinguished Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
“These devotional gems bring together scriptural passages, Reformers’ insights, and Donald McKim’s own pastoral heart. This rich resource will surely foster and deepen believers’ lives of prayer.” —Karin Maag, Director, H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Calvin University
“This book weaves together two wonderful avenues of theological reflection: historical and theological perspectives on Scripture from the Reformers as well as thoughtful direction for how we can apply these truths in our lives today. Rich in content without being too heavy or heady—a wonderful addition to my daily reading.” —Scott Manor, President, Knox Theological Seminary