Filled with prayers especially written to encourage nurses on the job and at home, this collection will lead those women and men in a stressful career to a time of spiritual growth and closeness with God. A perfect gift for a favorite caregiver.
From the well-loved classics of the world faiths to the wise words of indigenous traditions, this volume of prayers aims to enrich the soul. It features prayers both ancient and modern, and from north, south, east and west, from adoration to assistance, for life events or for those we love.
Sacred moments : a treasury of private prayer by Sullivan, Karen.
Why is prayer so hard?Many of us have asked that question. We want to pray. We intend to pray. But, as spiritual director and professor MaryKate Morse notes, " we don't pray as consistently or as meaningfully as we might like."And yet prayer offers us such spiritual riches. Prayerdraws us to experience love and to be loveincreases our faithexpands our vision of Godhelps us grow in self-understandinggives us perspective on life and deathMorse continues: "Through prayer, we experience forgiveness, guidance and peace. We are healed physically and emotionally. We experience the mystery of God, see truth and receive spiritual gifts. We receive vision and courage for God's mission. Faith becomes more beautiful, more real."This guidebook is designed to move you from lamenting over prayerlessness to the joy of praying. Whether you are a beginner or a lifetime person of faith, you will find a treasure trove of riches here to guide you into a deeper experience of prayer.Each chapter explores a different angle of prayer with sections focusing on each of the persons of the Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And each chapter offers specific ways to pray both on your own, with a partner or in a group. Sprinkled throughout are reflections from the author's former students describing on their own experience with these practices.A treasure trove of both resources and encouragement, you will find this book to be an indispensable guide to your life of prayer.
About Prayer -- selective book titles
Ultimate Conversation by Charles F. StanleyFrom New York Times bestselling author Charles Stanley—a practical, inspirational book on prayer emboldens readers to share with God the ultimate conversation of prayer, which releases blessings and provides answers. LEARNING TO HEAR HIS VOICE Through prayer, you can know God better. You can learn to hear His voice above all the distracting noise of the world, and you can experience His wisdom, comfort, power, guidance, and love as you face difficult challenges and trials. When you finish reading this book, you will know… How to discern God’s voice above all others Why you can trust God’s character What might hinder you from hearing Him How the Holy Spirit helps you pray How to win your battles on your knees How to pray for others God’s ultimate goal in speaking with you You will most certainly be blessed as you read this book by growing deeper in your personal relationship with God. *** Have you ever considered what it means to talk to God? Is it really possible to communicate with the Creator of all that exists and be able to understand His plans and purposes for your life? Perhaps there are questions you desperately need answered. Maybe you are facing a trial that is too large or difficult to face on your own and you yearn for divine direction. Or it could be you are simply curious about what He would say to you. In The Ultimate Conversation, which is based on a lifetime of walking with the Father and fifty-five years of ministry founded on prayer, Dr. Charles Stanley not only teaches the disciplines of intercession but also explains how to fight life’s battles through intimate communion with the Lord. Dr. Stanley discusses how to truly know God through communication with Him. He explores topics such as: Learning to recognize the sound of the Father’s voice How your perception of God shapes your prayer life Winning your battles through prayer Finding true peace and joy through intimacy with the Lord No matter what confounding questions, perplexing circumstances, or seemingly insurmountable barriers you are facing today, the solution to them is absolutely obvious to God. He has the most profound knowledge and understanding of every topic in the universe—including your personal situation—and He longs to share His answers with you. He also has the power and wisdom necessary to help you overcome your deepest issues and experience your most rewarding successes. Draw closer to the Father. Get to know God by engaging with Him in The Ultimate Conversation.
Prayer by Philip YanceyIn his most powerful book since What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat--the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect--of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? How does it work? And more importantly, does it work? In theory, prayer is the essential human act, a priceless point of contact between us and the God of the universe. In practice, prayer is often frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? is an exploration of the mysterious intersection where God and humans meet and relate. Writing as a fellow pilgrim, Yancey explores such questions as: *Is God listening? *Why should God care about me? *If God knows everything, what's the point of prayer? *Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent and capricious? *Why does God seem sometimes close and sometimes far away? *How can I make prayer more satisfying? "I have found that the most important purpose of prayer may be to let ourselves be loved by God," says Yancey. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? encourages us to pray to God the Father who sees what lies ahead of us, knows what lies within us, and who invites us into an eternal partnership--through prayer. Also available: unabridged audio CD.
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