Books about Prayer


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A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers - D.A. Carson

Amazon Synopsis: Carson calls believers to revolt against superficiality and find again the deeper knowledge of God at Paul's school of prayer. Strong expositional study.


Adventures in Prayer - Catherine Marshall

Amazon Synopsis: Catherine Marshall, a popular Christian author, shares her personal discoveries about how surprisingly down-to-earth God wants our prayers to be. To bring us closer to Jesus, she offers a practical, intimate prayer at the end of each chapter of insight and experience.


A Gift of Prayer: Words of Comfort and Inspiration From the Beloved Prophet and Seer – Jeane Dixon


A Journey to Victorious Praying: Finding Discipline and Delight in Your Prayer Life - Bill Thrasher 2003

Amazon Synopsis: Why do so many people struggle with the discipline and delight of prayer? Dr. Bill Thrasher believes we suffer from fear and a lack of understanding about the nature of prayer. In A Journey to Victorious Praying, he teaches readers that prayer is simply coming before Christ with an attitude of helplessness, opening up our needy lives to Him. Filled with practical insight, this book will give readers renewed enthusiasm for embarking on this essential journey.


All Things are Possible Through Prayer – Charles L. Allen 2003

Amazon Synopsis: All Things Are Possible Through Prayer is a practical, comforting guide to effective prayer by the best-selling author of God's Psychiatry. Beautifully written, this classic has sold more than 600,000 copies and continues to help Christians grasp the power of prayer, seek God's help, and understand his will. It reminds readers that with God nothing is hopeless.

Allen points out some of the locked doors of life, such as healing and peace of mind, and offers the "prayer-keys" that will open them. Readers will also discover how to surrender desires to God, find confidence and hope, and pray for others. Previously published by Spire, All Things Are Possible Through Prayer is now available in a handsome new trade paper format and includes a new preface by the author.


Ancient Echoes – Mary Summer Rain 1993

Ancient Echoes is a magical collection of chants, prayers, and songs of the Anasazi people, who lived in pueblos on the plateau area of the American Southwest from around 100 to 1300 A.D. Mary Summer Rain brings forth the beauty and sensitivity of the Anasazi heart by recreating many of the chants used by one Anasazi community called the Spirit Clan. The information came from “spiritual memory recall,” whereby she received, in deep meditative states, both the words and the spirit of the words. These chants, prayers, and songs also have many practical uses, for healing, blessings, child sleep songs, for a broken heart. Illustrated with line drawings, it is a stunning and practical book.


A Window to the Siddur: An Analysis of the Themes in Jewish Prayer - Rabbi Dr. Walter Orenstein 2009

Amazon Synopsis: ''A Window to the Siddur'' is a commentary on the prayer book, written in dialogue format. It focuses on the themes, the order, and the historic background of the weekday and Shabbat prayers.


Christmas Prayers (Mini Books) - Marianne Williamson 2000

Amazon Synopsis: Celebrate the essence of Christmas with renowned author Marianne Williamson, who has composed five original prayers that speak to the tradition of Christmas and its importance in our lives. These prayers for Love, Hope, Giving, Family, and Peace give a contemporary interpretation that makes the holiday relevant to the lives we live today.


 

Centering Prayer in Daily Life and Ministry - Thomas Keating & Gustave Reininger 1997

Amazon Synopsis: This book, with its ecumenical group of contributors, celebrates Centering Prayer as a common ground for Christian unity. It marks the first time that people other than William Meninger, Basil Pennington, and Thomas Keating (the three Trappist monks who distilled Centering Prayer from the Christian contemplative heritage) have written in depth on Centering Prayer, its benefits and effects in daily life and ministry. There are pieces by Thomas R. Ward, Jr., Gustave Reininger, Thomas Neenan, David Walton Miller, Paul Lawson, Sarah Butler, David Forbes Morgan, Sandra Casey-Martus, and Jim Clark.


Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert 2007

Amazon Synopsis: This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.


Every Day I Pray: Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion - Iyanla Vanzant 2002

Amazon Synopsis: Over the years, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has received many letters from readers who want to know how to pray. Some are afraid they are praying wrong. Some want a formula. Some think their prayers are unworthy. Here, Iyanla shares the realizations that changed her experience with prayer once and for all: Every thought, every word, every action is a prayer; focus on God's presence in everything -- and everyone -- and prayer becomes as natural as breathing.

The prayers in Everyday I Pray culled from Iyanla's own prayer journal, address a variety of topics and situations. It is Iyanla's hope that they will spark a light in the hearts of readers, and that others will come to know the peace of God's grace. With this intimate collection, she invites readers everywhere to join her in making the thoughts, words, and deeds of everyday life more reverent, honorable, and loving.


Fresh Encounters: Experiencing Transformation Through United Worship-Based Prayer - Daniel Henderson 2008

Amazon Synopsis: Fresh Encounters presents a new and different model for praying together that has seen results in churches across the United States. Put it into practice at your church, and watch the transforming power of Jesus Christ work through united, worship-based prayer.


Illuminata: A Return to Prayer - Marianne Williamson 1995

Amazon Synopsis: Marianne Williamson's bestselling A Return to Love ended with a prayer in which she asked God to help us "find our way home, from the pain to peace, from fear to love, from hell to Heaven." Now, in this stunning new collection of thoughts, prayers, and rites of passage, Marianne Williamson returns to prayer.

Prayer is practical, Williamson tells us. "To look to God is to look to the realm of consciousness that can deliver us from the pain of living." Illuminata brings prayer into our daily lives, with prayers on topics from releasing anger to finding forgiveness, from finding great love to achieving intimacy. There are prayers for couples, for parents, and for children; prayers to mend broken relationships and prayers to overcome obsessive and compulsive love. There are prayers to heal the soul, prayers to heal the body, and prayers for work and creativity.

Williamson also gives us prayers for the healing of America, including two prayers that have had powerful effects on audiences at her lectures: a prayer of amends on behalf of European Americans to African-Americans and one to Native Americans. How, Williamson asks, can we expect anyone to forgive when we have made no formal apology?

Another section includes rites of passage, ceremonies of light for the signal events in our lives: blessing of the newborn, coming of age, marriage, and death. There is also a ceremony of the elder, for moving into midlife, and a ceremony of divorce, in which a gentle transition is provided for both the couple and their children.

"Read my prayers or someone else's," Williamson says. "By all means, create your own." Illuminata is a way to bring prayer into practical use, creating a sweeter, more abundant life for yourself and the people you care for. "No conventional therapy," she says, "can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world."


Illuminated Prayers - Marianne Williamson and Claudia Karabaic Sargent 1997

Amazon Synopsis: "I think of prayer as a spiritual lifeline back to where I most want to be," Marianne Williamson writes in this new book of universal prayers. Prayer is a powerful force that can lift spirits, guide journeys, and heal the heart. Illunimanted Prayers is a small volume of spiritual wisdom to bring the power of prayer into our daily lives.

Illustrated in the manner of an illuminated manuscript, Illuminated Prayers offers a treasured keepsake of the power and enduring relevance of Williamson's message: Prayerilluminates our souls, and with prayer we can change the world.



Lord, I Want to Be Whole: The Power of Prayer and Scripture in Emotional Healing - Stormie Omartian 2001

Amazon Synopsis: When Stormie Omartian was a child, her mother would lock her in a closet and say, You are worthless, and youll never amount to anything. How did a young girl who grew up in an abusive home learn to overcome her past pain to find emotional wholeness as an adult? Lord, I Want to Be Whole offers seven steps that helped Stormie overcome clinical depression and live a more fulfilling life.

She shows readers how prayer and the encouragement of Scripture can help them come to terms with their past. She also tells how to find deliverance from spiritual oppression and negative influences, learn to receive Gods gifts and believe the good things God says about us, become aware of deceptions and misconceptions, and maintain emotional health by taking care of our bodies and being sensitive to what is happening inside us. Lord, I Want to Be Whole helps those who are troubled by depression find emotional wholeness and become all God made them to be.


No Easy Road: Discover the Extraordinary Power of Personal Prayer - Dick Eastman 2003

Amazon Synopsis: Praying Christians are society's best revolutionaries. They engage in the most remarkable act a human can perform, and, in so doing, unleash God's sustaining power. In No Easy Road, Dick Eastman offers challenge, guidance, and encouragement to help believers on the sometimes difficult, though always rewarding, journey of prayer.

This best-selling classic, originally published by Baker in 1971, tracks a Pilgrim's Progress-like progression down the road of prayer. Using stories from biblical times to today, it walks readers through the Peak of Unbelief, the Plateau of Intercession, the Mountain of Self-will, and more. Designed for all believers who seek to revitalize their prayer lives, it is also a pertinent resource for pastors, prayer leaders, missionaries, and others who wish to mobilize others to pray.


The Possibilities of Prayer - Edward Bounds


Power Through Prayer - E.M. Bounds 2012

Amazon Synopsis: Power Through Prayer teaches readers that prayer is much more than just another thing to cross off their lists each day. This guidebook provides believers with information about the most effective ways to use prayer to better understand God s word, fully appreciate divine power, and more deeply commune with God. Power Through Prayer has the potential to transform a static but faithful Christian life into one that is dynamic, ever-changing, and always learning.


The Prayer Experiment - Jay Dennis 2001

Amazon Synopsis: A book that shows how the obscure prayer of the Old Testament believer Jabez can result in a process of life transformation in which God pours out his blessings on us and our churches resulting in a God-sized impact on our worlds.


Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home - Richard J. Foster 1992

Amazon Synopsis: 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: Letters to Malcolm – C. S. Lewis 2002

Amazon Synopsis: "We want to know not how we should pray if we were perfect but how we should pray being as we now are."

What are we doing when we pray? What is at the heart of this most intimate conversation, the dialogue between a person and God? How does prayer—its form, its regularity, its content, its insistence—shape who we are and how we believe? In this collection of letters from C. S. Lewis to a close friend, Malcolm, we see an intimate side of Lewis as he considers all aspects of prayer and how this singular ritual impacts the lives and souls of the faithful. With depth, wit, and intelligence, as well as his sincere sense of a continued spiritual journey, Lewis brings us closer to understanding the role of prayer in our lives and the ways in which we might better imagine our relationship with God.


The Prayer of Jabez - Bruce H. Wilkinson 2005

Amazon Synopsis: Simple Prayer, Dramatic Life-Change

It’s a timeless prayer that produces timely results! Bruce Wilkinson takes readers to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God’s miraculous power and experience the blessings God longs to give each of us. The life of Jabez, one of the Bible’s most overlooked heroes of the faith, bursts from unbroken pages of genealogies in an audacious, fourpart prayer that brings him an extraordinary measure of divine favor, anointing, and protection. Readers who commit to offering the same prayer on a regular basis will find themselves extravagantly blessed by God, and agents of His miraculous power, in everyday life.

Do you want to be extravagantly blessed by God?

Are you ready to reach for the extraordinary? To ask God for the abundant blessings He longs to give you? Join Bruce Wilkinson to discover how the remarkable prayer of a little-known Bible hero can release God’s favor, power, and protection. You’ll see how one daily prayer can help you leave the past behind—and break through to the life you were meant to live.

Story Behind the Book

When The Prayer of Jabez first released in 2000 and sold nine million copies in two years, Bruce Wilkinson’s mailbox was flooded with countless personal stories of answered prayer. God’s mighty hand was using the prayer to change lives in both small and dramatic ways. Such undeniable testimonies make it impossible to ignore God’s presence, active and alive today! This repack meets the demand that continues to ask for the original bestseller—now with a stunning new look!


 


The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life CD - Bruce Wilkinson

Amazon Description: Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, the president of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, takes readers to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God's miraculous power and experience the blessings God longs to give each one of us. In Dr. Wilkinson's colorful, rich voice, the life of Jabez -- one of the Bible's most overlooked heroes of the faith -- bursts from the genealogical listings in an audacious, four-part prayer that brings Jabez an extraordinary measure of divine favor, anointing, and protection. Listeners who commit to offering the same prayer on a regular basis will find themselves extravagantly blessed by God and enlarged agents of His miraculous power in everyday life. Wilkinson tells us how in a motivational message full of real-life illustrations!


The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions - Arthur G. Bennett 1975

Amazon Synopsis: The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation. In this practice the spirit of prayer was regarded as of first importance and the best form of prayer, for living prayer is the characteristic of genuine spirituality. Yet prayer is also vocal and may therefore on occasions be written. Consequently in the Puritan tradition there are many written prayers and meditations which constitute an important corpus of inspiring devotional literature. Too often ex tempore prayer lacks variety, order and definiteness.

The reason for this lies partly in a neglect of due preparation. It is here that the care and scriptural thoroughness which others found necessary in their approach to God may be of help. This book has been prepared not to 'supply' prayers but to prompt and encourage the Christian as he treads the path on which others have gone before.


Why We Pray What We Pray: The Remarkable History Of Jewish Prayer - Barry Freundel 2010



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