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Acceptable Words: Prayers for the Writer

Acceptable Words: Prayers for the Writer

by Gary Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney

Acceptable Words offers prayers that correspond with each stage of the writer's work -- from finding inspiration to penning the first words to "offering it to God" at completion. Gary Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney, experienced writers themselves, introduce each chapter of prayers with pithy pastoral reflections that will encourage writers in the… Read more…

With All Our Prayers: Walking with God through the Christian Year

With All Our Prayers: Walking with God through the Christian Year

by John B. Rogers

A resource for both corporate worship and personal devotion, With All Our Prayers invites readers to pray, think, and live into God’s purpose for the world and for their own lives. Written by a longtime Presbyterian pastor, the beautiful prayers in this book are theologically grounded in God’s steadfast love and invincible grace and contain traditional e… Read more…

Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

by Rowan Williams

In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call th… Read more…

A Book of Prayers A Guide to Public and Personal Intercession

A Book of Prayers A Guide to Public and Personal Intercession

by Arthur A. R. Nelson

In the spirit of the Book of Common Prayer, Art Nelson provides a new collection of public and private prayers to help us meet the uncertainties of life with the dignity of prayer. Often when situations of very specific pain or joy arise (pregnancy at risk, marriage crisis, addiction, psychosis, incarceration, rape, celebrating wedding or anniversar… Read more…

Opening to God Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer

Opening to God Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer

by David G. Benner

Most Christians want to experience spiritual transformation. But many are frustrated by the limited progress of our spiritual self-improvement efforts. We find our praying burdened by a sense of obligation and failure. But prayer is not merely something we do; prayer is what God does in us. Prayer is not just communication with God; it is communion… Read more…

The Path of Celtic Prayer An Ancient Way to Everyday Joy

The Path of Celtic Prayer An Ancient Way to Everyday Joy

by Calvin Miller

Discover an ancient way of prayer that leads us to new union with God. 'Long ago,' Calvin Miller writes, 'when the Celts built their own rustic kingdom of God in what would later be the British Isles, their fervor in prayer washed their world in a vital revival.' In uncertain and dangerous days of high infant-mortality rates, leprosy… Read more…

Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer

Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer

by Richard J. Foster

"At the very heart of God is the passionate disposition to be in loving fellowship with you. . . . From the human side of this equation it is meditative prayer that ushers us into this divine-human fellowship." Richard Foster, bestselling author and founder of Renovaré, writes these words as one who has experienced what they describe. And in thi… Read more…

Pray for the World A New Prayer Resource from Operation World

Pray for the World A New Prayer Resource from Operation World

For decades, Operation World has been the world's leading resource for people who want to impact the nations for Christ through prayer. Its twofold purpose has been to inform for prayer and to mobilize for mission. Now the research team of Operation World offers this abridged version of the 7th edition called Pray for the World as an accessible resource … Read more…

Finding God in the Verbs Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer

Finding God in the Verbs Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer

by J. Brent Bill and Jennie Isbell

Do you long for deeper communion with God? Spiritual director Jennie Isbell and Quaker minister Brent Bill know how easy it is to lapse into repetitious refrains of prayer: 'Our hearts told us that we had lapsed into easy God speak. We weren't reaching deep into our spirits and drawing out living words of praise, confession, concern, interce… Read more…

Cat and Dog Prayer: Rethinking Our Conversations with Our Master

Cat and Dog Prayer: Rethinking Our Conversations with Our Master

by Bob Sjogren and Gerald Robison

When we first become believers, we still have a natural tendency to be self-centered, especially in how we pray. As a result, many Christians prayers that are more of a laundry list of "all about me" requests. Because God doesn't answer these kinds of prayer, we tend to give up on praying believing that God doesn't answer prayer. As a result,… Read more…

Together in Prayer Coming to God in Community

Together in Prayer Coming to God in Community

by Andrew R. Wheeler

'Lord, teach us to pray,' every small group, from Jesus' to yours, has asked. Prayer is intimidating—what do you say to the God of the universe? How do you listen to Someone you can't see? Add other voices to the mix and prayer becomes downright scary—one more opportunity to feel like an idiot in front of your small group, or one more opp… Read more…

Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers Prayer for Ordinary Radicals

Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers Prayer for Ordinary Radicals

by Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

'Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do.' —from the Introduction Activists Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove show how prayer and action must go together. Their exposition of key Bible passages provides concrete examples of how a l… Read more…


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