People who pray are those who break through, who hold on, who stand in the gap, who will not be silent, and even who change history. But they are also those who wait in the silence, sometimes in the sorrows—who ‘stand in the council of the Lord’, who contemplate his beauty and stand in awe. We need both! This book looks at the dynamic paradox of prayer: knowing how to be still and silent but also how to plead and speak. Knowing how to let go but also how to hold on. Charlie Cleverly calls this The Discipline of Intimacy.