John Dalrymple wrote many spiritual classics, all stemming from his conviction that prayer is the most important element in Christian living. In this beautiful reissue of his best-selling Simple Prayer, he writes explicitly on prayer, teaching that the simple silent prayer of contemplation is attainable for anyone who seeks to try. What unfolds is a mature yet accessible consideration of all aspects of prayer and how it connects with politics, liberation, poverty, spiritual reading and the experience of the Dark Night. Compelling and thought-provoking, Dalrymple offers a timeless and comprehensive outline of the classic experience of spiritual development which speaks afresh to today’s seekers.