The Gift God presents the privilege of prayer as a gift to us. So why do we often ignore His invitation to pray? If any of the following statements could be yours, you'll be encouraged as you read The Gift. "It seems my prayers are not getting through." "How do I know if I'm praying selfish requests or pray- ing according to God's will?" "I'm too busy to pray." "Sometimes I doubt that God really wants to answer my prayers." "My prayers are stale. I say the same thing over and over." "I'd like to fast, but I don't know how and I'm not sure it's something I can do." This volume can help you make your life an adventure with God. I urge you to read it and give copies to bless others. -Wesley L. Duewel, President Emeritus OMS Internation- alm and author of Mighty Prevailing Prayer. Each chapter includes study questions for personal use or small group studies. Aletha Hinthorn founded Women Alive Ministries in 1982. She is the editor of Come to the Fire magazine (formerly Women Alive ) and director of the Come to the Fire confer- ences. Aletha has authored numerous Bible studies and the book How to Read the Bible so It Changes Your Life.