Author: Mary Lea Hill, Mary Lea Fsp
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
The "Crabby Mystic," Sr. Mary Lea, directly approaches the pray-er with practical advice, but cautions that "it is not an instructional course on prayer, but rather a taster on prayer, a place to get your feet wet." Even as you chuckle at her wit, she gives recommendations that will help any pray-er start communicating with God more readily. Whether you have never prayed before or want to become a better pray-er, Sr. Mary Lea will guide you towards a fulfilling prayer life.
Author: Philip Graham Ryken
"" Lord, teach us to pray." Christ's answer to His disciples' request has become the model prayer and still teaches us today, for through its beautiful simplicity the Lord's Prayer touches all of life. It expresses our need for salvation, our very dependence on our Heavenly Father for breath and bread, and it leads us in singing our praise and thanks. Its words are few, yet it is a prayer overflowing with treasures of wisdom and encouragement for your everyday life. Philip Ryken looks at the power and truth within each phrase of the Lord's Prayer, draws them together with other biblical passages, and shows how you can make this prayer your own. His warm approach, examples, and illustrations will enrich your heart and strengthen your prayer life, for the more you study the Lord's Prayer, the better you are able to pray. And the more you pray, the more deeply you are drawn into communion with God.
Author: Amy Parker
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Children will be reminded that God shows His love in a lot of ways including rainbows, flowers, and special friends! These adorable illustrations and sweet rhymes are perfect for showing little ones the importance of saying “I love you!” and thanking God for His love. The art by Frank Endersby will be a favorite for kids and parents alike. Families will want to leave room on their bookshelves for other titles in the Time to Pray series, including A Pumpkin Prayer.
Author: William A. Barry
Publisher: Paulist Press
Prayer is first and foremost a personal relationship and that the most fruitful prayer is that builds upon and enhances relationship. It shows us how we can develop an intimate relationship with God.
Author: Louise Perrotta
Publisher: Charis Books
The less people possess of material things, the more they seem to possess of God, according to Louise Perrotta. Here you will meet Catholics, mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals who are poor or who are serving the poor. They simply describe their daily experience of God and share some of their prayers. Each story is illustrated with beautiful black-and-white photographs.
Author: Engle, Debra Landwehr
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
"We need to encourage an understanding that inner peace comes from relying on human values like love, compassion, tolerance, and honesty, and that peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace." —His Holiness, the Dalai Lama These six words—please heal my fear-based thoughts—change lives. In this brief and inspiring book, based on Engle’s study of A Course in Miracles, she explains how to use the prayer and experience immediate benefits: being less irritable, more patientlaughing morefeeling like you have more time, more energyworrying lessmaking decisions more easilysaying no without guilt A typical prayer goes something like this: "Please help us find the money to pay our mortgage this month." Saying the prayer may help you feel like the burden of that month's mortgage has been lifted, but the part of you that feeds on fear will simply seek out new financial worries to keep you awake at night. Old patterns remain intact. In contrast, asking, "Please heal my fear-based thoughts about our mortgage" lifts the burden AND relieves the need to re-create that fear and hold onto it. This prayer heals your very desire for burdens, your addiction to fear-based thoughts, freeing you to live without that fear and with greater peace of mind. As a result, your financial situation is also free to improve. That's what makes it so different. One Facebook fan told Engle, "The most blessed aspect of this prayer is all the open space it creates for peace—I never knew how many fear-based thoughts were clogging up in me until this prayer."
Author: Daniel Henderson
Publisher: Bethany House
Praying Christians are hungry to learn how to connect with God in a way that takes them beyond the typical grocery-list approach. Transforming Prayer explores the profound difference between seeking God's hand (what he does for people) and seeking God's face (who he really is). With captivating stories of the transformative power of personal worship and its connection with prayer, this book equips readers with practical tools for a more effective personal and corporate prayer life.
Author: L. Joseph Letendre
Anyone who prays, or has tried to pray and given up in discouragement, knows praying¿really praying¿is not easy. Praying consistently seems almost impossible. Too often and too easily, prayer becomes a burden: one more item on an already overcrowded to-do list. Failing to pray becomes a source of guilt and stress as we must once again admit our inconstancy and procrastination to our father confessor. Yet, our Lord said, ¿Come to me, all of you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. My burden is easy and my yoke is light¿ (Matt. 11:30). The purpose of this book, then, is not to add to the burden, but to ease it by distilling the advice and experience of those who pray.
Author: David Scotchie
Can you imagine Jesus saying to someone in need, "I'll pray for you," and then walking away? Rather than wait until you say your bedtime prayers, why not pray with that person immediately when the moment arises? These stories and reflections direct your desire to help someone into a prayer with that person. Can I Say a Prayer with You? guides you to follow Jesus, who prayed with many, and even now is praying for you.
Author: Larry Keefauver
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
These collections of personal prayers, scriptures, and spiritual thoughts are brought together to lift the spirits of loved ones, encourage their good faith and fortitude, and add joy, strength, and newness to daily life. In the ever-expanding spiritual market, Dr. Larry Keefauver's books are distinctive and special. I'm Praying for You, Friend and I'm Praying for You, More have an appealing design and a radiant warmth. Meaningful, accessible, and genuine, both of these treasures transport the gift of hope and possibilities to whoever reads them. Each spread contains a scripture or a piece of prose, followed by a personal prayer on the opposite page: Joy Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with. -- Mark TwainTo color your sunshine and sunsets to wash away your tears to beat in your pulse to lift your thoughts to rivet your emotions to lighten your burdens and to fill your void. Amen. Each book opens with a special blank page for the reader to personally compose a prayer and dedicate the intention of this special book. A perfect, personalized moment sets a tone of warmth, love, and spirituality. Larry Keefauver captures the power of prayer and presents it beautifully and simply in these special little books.