Dwight L. Moody's ministry was fueled by prayer. The church today would do well to return to prayer. It is not something we do having already decided what we are going to do anyway. Instead, it must become our first thought. Prayer must become as natural as breathing. A Praying People is inspired by Dwight L. Moody and offers insights regarding a range of topics associated with prayer. Our hope is that as you read these essays, you will not only gain new knowledge about prayer, but that you will be motivated to engage in the practice of prayer so that, like Dwight Moody, you see prayer as a vital part of your Christian life and ministry.