Alone with Prayer: A Pastor's Perspective is a book of twenty-one meditations on prayer that acquaint the reader with methods to enhance and fortify communication with the Heavenly Father. The book addresses such issues as the proper postures for prayer, what circumstances are necessary for more effective prayer, and the appropriate time to pray. It identifies the spiritual benefits of prayer, as well as explores why many Christians are fearful of prayer. Each chapter concludes with "A Word to Meditate Upon," which enables the reader to reflect upon prayer and one's relationship with the Lord.
Donald W. Howard, Jr., a veteran pastor of 22 years in the Presbyterian Church, now serves as an educator in New York State and has been a consultant for New York State Charter School aspirants. Dr. Howard serves as Vice President of Global Concepts, Inc., a non-profit educational support company dedicated to providing educational resources to charter and public schools. He holds a D.Min. from McCormick Theology Seminary in Chicago. He is also author of Renewal of Worship: Caring for the People (University Press of America, 2005).