Prayer

Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698161405
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Religion

Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God. From the Hardcover edition.

Prayer

Author: Karl Barth
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664224210
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Religion

Prayer is one of the central activities of Christian life. This anniversary edition of Karl Barth's lectures on the Lord's Prayer, along with supplementary essays by three Barth scholars, introduces us to what he had to say about this important Christian practice. For Barth, the ultimate aim of all theology is worship, and here he mines the theological and spiritual wisdom of Luther, Calvin, and the Heidelberg Catechism, urging us to participate in the work of God through prayer.

Youcat English

Author: Cardinal Christoph Schonborn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781681496443
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Religion

YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is the official catechism for World Youth Day. Written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The popular format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, margin pictures and illustrations, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations, and quotes from the Saints and other great teachers. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Faith, so people can go deeper. It explains: What Catholics believe (doctrine) How they celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments) How Catholics are to live (moral life) How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. After the Bible, YOUCAT will likely become the go-to place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Pope Benedict XVI wrote the foreword; Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, the editor of YOUCAT and the Archbishop of Vienna, Austria, wrote the afterword.

Prayer

Author: M. L. Andreasen
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1572582200
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Religion

God is not the author of war or calamity but He uses these disasters to the only source of help. He has implanted deeply in every heart a consciousness of Himself to which we instinctively turn in moments of sorrow or danger. The world situation demands a deeper consecration on the part of God's people. The work that must be done can never be accomplished by merely using better plans or new devices. It will not be finished by might or by power but by the Spirit of God. It will be finished by earnest prayer and deeper consecration; by men and women who know their God and who go forward by faith in Him.

The Divine Hours

Author: Phyllis Tickle
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780385505406
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Religion

A volume in a three-part series of prayerbooks presents a seasonal collection of daily devotions, prayers, psalms, meditations, and readings that are drawn from the Book of Common Prayer, the writings of the Church Fathers, and the New Jerusalem Bible. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

On Prayer

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Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857458650
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Prayer

Author: John R. Rice
Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers
ISBN: 0873986547
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Prayer


An African Prayer Book

Author: Desmond Tutu
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780307550842
Release Date: 2009-03-25
Genre: Religion

The great Archbishop of Capetown, South Africa, shares with us the simple but profound secrets of his extraordinary spiritual strength by unveiling his very own book of prayer. Prayer, our conversation with God, needs no set formulas or flowery phrases. It often needs no words at all. But for most believers, the words of others can be a wonderful aid to devotion, especially when these words come front faithful fellow pilgrims. The African Prayer Book is just such an aid, for in this collection all the spiritual riches of the vast and varied continent of Africa are bravely set forth. Here we may delight in Solomon's splendid encounter with the Queen of Sheba, overhear the simple prayer of a penniless Bushman, and glory in the sensuous sonorities of the mysterious liturgies of the Egyptian Copts. Here are Jesus' own encounters with Africa, which provided him refuge at the beginning of his life (from the murderous King Herod) and aid at its end (in the person of Simon of Cyrene, who helped Jesus carry his cross). Here are the prayers of some of the greatest among the mothers and fathers of the Church -- Monica, Augustine, Clement of Alexandria, Cyprian of Carthag -- as well as the prayers from the African diasporas of North America and the Caribbean. From thunderous multi-invocation litanies to quiet meditations, here are prayers that every heart can speak with strength and confidence. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is for millions the very soul of Africa, is our guide on this unique spiritual journey. His introduction is destined to become a classic, his characteristic energy and optimism light our way, and the words of his favorite prayers (many composed by the Archbishop himself) will stay with us forever. From the Hardcover edition.

A Jewish Woman s Prayer Book

Author: Aliza Lavie
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780385526869
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Genre: Religion

A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, such as bat mitzva, marriage, pregnancy, and childbirth Prayers for companionship, love, and fertility Prayers for healing, strength, and personal growth Prayers for daily reflection and thanksgiving Prayers for comfort and understanding in times of tragedy and loss On the eve of Yom Kippur in 2002, Aliza Lavie, a university professor, read an interview with an Israeli woman who had lost both her mother and her baby daughter in a terrorist attack. As Lavie stood in the synagogue later that evening, she searched for comfort for the bereaved woman, for a reminder that she was not alone but part of a great tradition of Jewish women who have responded to unbearable loss with strength and fortitude. Unable to find sufficient solace within the traditional prayer book and inspired by the memory of her own grandmother’s steadfast knowledge and faith, Lavie began researching and compiling prayers written for and by Jewish women. A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book is the result—a beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, from the mundane to the extraordinary. This elegant, inspiring volume includes special prayers for the Sabbath and holidays and important dates of the Jewish year; prayers to mark celebratory milestones, such as bat mitzva, marriage, pregnancy, and childbirth; and prayers for comfort and understanding in times of tragedy and loss. Each prayer is presented in Hebrew and in an English translation, along with fascinating commentary on its origins and allusions. Culled from a wide range of sources, both geographically and historically, this collection testifies that women's prayers were—and continue to be—an inspired expression of personal supplication and desire.

The Catholic Prayer Book

Author: Michael Buckley
Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd
ISBN: 0232523223
Release Date: 1999-06-21
Genre:

First published as the TREASURY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, this is a collection from the rich tradition of the church, including personal, family and liturgical prayers. It serves as a treasury of Catholic worship from ancient times to the present day.

Prayer

Author: David Healey
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830830537
Release Date: 2002-02-07
Genre: Religion

As David Healey leads you through the prayers of men and women in the Bible, you will gain new insights into why, what and how to pray. And you will experience more fully the adventure that prayer can be.

Prayer

Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310328889
Release Date: 2010-04-13
Genre: Religion

Explores the concept of prayer, examining what a prayer is, how they work, and if they work.

The Incredible Power of Prayer

Author: Roger Morneau
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 0828013292
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Religion

Roger Morneau Every year Roger Morneau receives thousands of calls and letters requesting intercessory prayer. As he shares God's answers, he shows readers how they too can take hold of the incredible power of prayer.

Prayer

Author: Richard J. Foster
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780060628468
Release Date: 1992-08-14
Genre: Religion

Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest. Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable . . . At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery." Foster shows how prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads us beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing us closer to God, to ourselves, and to our community.

Prayer

Author: Rick Osborne
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 0310220912
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses what prayer is, the importance of prayer in our lives, how to pray, and different types of prayer.