By Ken Alexander, Guest Blogger who is sharing his notes on Philip Yancey's new book on prayer:
"Yancey is yanking my thinking around...just like Blackaby did with the Experiencing God. Blackaby challenges me to see where God is at work and join Him there rather than praying for His will to be done in my life.
"Now Yancey wants me to consider the mind and will of God, along with considering how the stream runs from the highest point, down the mountain, to the stream below. He challenges me to model my prayer life like that....top down.
"I thought all of my prayers and thoughts were suppose to go UP. I guess somewhere in there, I'm suppose to remember to pray in accordance with God's will. All of this is seriously going to make me THINK, rather than just shoot some prayer darts and move on with my day."