What are we really doing when we pray? To whom should we pray? Why pray if our world functions by fixed scientific laws? Should unconverted people pray? What spiritual benefits are gained by praying? What about prayers that are never answered? Such questions as these - and others - are most helpfully answered in this abridged version, written in today's English, of two famous classics from the past by Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680) and Benjamin Palmer (1818-1902).