Resources On Prayer

D. C. McAllister’s excellent essay in The Federalist and a question from regular HB reader Clinton suggests that a resource post on prayer might be helpful:



  • Battles, Ford Lewis. The Piety of John Calvin. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978.
  • Bennett, Arthur. ed. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1975.
  • Calvin, John. Several Godly Prayers in John Calvin, Tracts Relating to the Reformation. Trans. Henry Beveridge. Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1849), 2. 95–111.
  • Calvin, Jean. On Prayer: Conversation with God. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.
  • Church of England. The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments & Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. According to the Use of the Church of England, Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David Pointed As They Are To Be Sung or Said in the Churches and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating, of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.  Oxford University Press, n.d.
  • Clark, R. Scott. Recovering the Reformed Confession: Our Theology, Piety, and Practice. Philipsburg, PA: P&R Publishing, 2008.
  • Gibson, Jonathan, ed. Reformation Worship: Liturgies from the Past for the Present. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2018.
  • Luther, Martin. A Simple Way to Pray.
  • Miller, Samuel. Thoughts on Public Prayer. Harrisonburg, Va.: Sprinkle Publications, 1985.
  • Richard, Guy M, and Kevin DeYoung. Persistent Prayer. Blessings of the Faith. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 2021.
  • Perkins, William. An Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer in Ryan Hurd, ed. The Works of William Perkins: Volume 5. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2017.
  • Riemann, Paul A, and Walter Brueggemann. Dissonant Pieties: John Calvin and the Prayer Psalms of the Psalter. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2014.
  • Ryken, Philip Graham. When You Pray: Making the Lord’s Prayer Your Own. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P & R Pub, 2006.
  • Ryle, J. C. A Call to Prayer. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 1976.
  • United Reformed Churches in North America (Canada). Liturgical Forms and Prayers of the United Reformed Churches in North America : Together with the Doctrinal Standards of the URCNA. Wellandport, Ontario, Canada: United Reformed Churches in North America, 2018.
  • Watson, Thomas. The Lord’s Prayer. [Rev. ed.]ed. Banner of Truth Trust, 1972.
  • Witsius, Herman. Sacred Dissertations on the Lord’s Prayer. Trans. William Pringle. Philipsburg: P&R Publishing, 1994.


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