Bob Glenn gave a great devotional from Matthew 21 at the Desiring God National Conference on Sunday. I’ll link to it and comment on it when it is available online.
During his devotional he referenced the ‘great book’ written by Paul Miller on prayer. I completely agree, and not just because he is also the father of a child with a disability (paragraph formatting mine):
What do I lose when I have a praying life?
What do I gain?
Friendship with God. A quiet heart. The living work of God in the hearts of those I love. The ability to roll back the tide of evil.
Essentially, I lose my kingdom and get his. I move from being an independent player to a dependent lover.
I move from being an orphan to a child of God.
Miller, Paul (2009-05-15). A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World (Kindle Locations 1664-1667). NavPress. Kindle Edition.
Paul Miller’s conference message at the 2011 Desiring God Conference for Pastors can be found here.