Here is a little excerpt I took from the book...
Cynicism and glibness are just a part of the problem. The most common frustration is the activity of praying itself. We last for about fifteen seconds, and then out of nowhere the day's to-do list pops up and our minds are off on a tangent. We catch ourselves and, by sheer force of the will, go back to praying. Before we know it, it has happened again. Instead of praying, we are doing a confused mix of wandering and worrying. Then the guilt sets in. Something must be wrong with me. Other Christians don't seem to have this trouble praying....Something is wrong with us. Our natural desire to pray comes from Creation. We are made in the image of God. Our inability to pray comes from the Fall. Evil has marred the image.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
And since I'm on the subject of prayer, I'll share that while praying this afternoon I actually caught myself saying, "Does that make sense?"
Whew!!!! I'm so glad our God knows that I'm a mess and there's nothing I can say to insult His intelligence!