by Richard Long,
Here’s another resource for the serious minded. A full treatise on prayer written in 1553 by the great Scottish Reformer – John Knox. This is the man of whom they say that Mary Queen of the Scots feared when she saw him on his knees.
Here’s the introduction …
“WHAT PRAYER IS. Who will pray must know and understand that prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God, to whom we declare our miseries, whose support and help we implore and desire in our adversities, and whom we laud and praise for our benefits received. So that prayer contains the exposition of our dolours [sorrows], the desire of God’s defence, and the praising of his magnificent name, as the psalms of David clearly do teach.”
For the full text go here.