All Christian desire to pray more effectively. What better way to learn how to pray than to study the great prayers of the Old Testament. This volume, written by a recognized Old Testament scholar and author of numerous books, explores 11 such prayers?e.g., Abraham interceding for Sodom, David praising God for his kingly dynasty, Solomon asking for a listening heart, Hezekiah pleading for help against an arrogant army, and Daniel confessing sins on behalf of the entire nation of Israel. This book is an answer to the prayer, ?Lord, teach us to pray.?The author writes about this volume in this way: ?As these 11 examples show, prayer held a most prominent place in the lives of the Old Testament people. If prayer is that powerful, then the practice and habit of prayer ought to set a whole new direction for each of us and for the larger body of believers. We often correctly say that nothing will be accomplished without prayer. And it is also true that if we do not pray we will accomplish precisely nothing?at least, nothing of any true and lasting value. Therefore, we ought to pray!?