Praying with Eyes Wide Open

A Life-Changing Way to Talk with God

Author: Sherry Harney,Kevin G. Harney

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493408593

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Often we view prayer as an activity reserved for a certain time, in a certain place, offered in a specific way. But Scripture encourages us to pray continually. This exhortation is an opportunity for prayer to permeate every aspect of our lives--when we're alone or in a crowd, when it's quiet and when it's chaotic, when we feel like it and when we don't. Praying with Eyes Wide Open shows us how to make continuous prayer a natural part of our lives rather than something on our daily spiritual checklist. It helps us encounter God in new ways as we learn to - open our eyes to see his presence and the world around us - open our ears to hear his voice - open our hearts to experience freedom and power as we pray - and open our lives as we pray for and with others Anyone desiring a richer, more transformative prayer life will welcome this fresh take on conversing with our Creator.

Praying with Eyes Wide Open

A Life-Changing Way to Talk with God

Author: Kevin G. Harney,Sherry Harney

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801014703

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Often we view prayer as an activity reserved for a certain time, in a certain place, offered in a specific way. But Scripture encourages us to pray continually. This exhortation is an opportunity for prayer to permeate every aspect of our lives--when we're alone or in a crowd, when it's quiet and when it's chaotic, when we feel like it and when we don't. Praying with Eyes Wide Open shows us how to make continuous prayer a natural part of our lives rather than something on our daily spiritual checklist. It helps us encounter God in new ways as we learn to - open our eyes to see his presence and the world around us - open our ears to hear his voice - open our hearts to experience freedom and power as we pray - and open our lives as we pray for and with others Anyone desiring a richer, more transformative prayer life will welcome this fresh take on conversing with our Creator.

With My Eyes Wide Open

Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn

Author: Brian "Head" Welch

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718030613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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He left KoRn to help himself. He went back to help others. And along the way, he nearly lost everything. A life-changing spiritual awakening freed Brian “Head” Welch from a stranglehold of drugs and alcohol and prompted him to leave the highly successful nu-metal band KoRn in 2005. What followed was a decade-long trial by fire, from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving the shattering betrayal of a trusted friend. In this intensely inspiring redemption saga, perhaps most inspiring is Brian’s radical decision to rejoin KoRn and reconcile with the tribe of people he once considered family in the metal music scene. Brian returned to his musical roots with a clear head and a devoted heart. Though his story is wild, hilarious, and deeply poignant, the message is simple: God will love you into the freedom of being yourself, as long as you keep the relationship going and never, ever quit.

Eyes Wide Open

Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly

Author: Isaac Lidsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101993316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn’t external circumstances, but how we perceive and respond to them, that governs our reality. Fear has a tendency to give us tunnel vision—we fill the unknown with our worst imaginings and cling to what’s familiar. But when confronted with new challenges, we need to think more broadly and adapt. When Isaac Lidsky learned that he was beginning to go blind at age thirteen, eventually losing his sight entirely by the time he was twenty-five, he initially thought that blindness would mean an end to his early success and his hopes for the future. Paradoxically, losing his sight gave him the vision to take responsibility for his reality and thrive. Lidsky graduated from Harvard College at age nineteen, served as a Supreme Court law clerk, fathered four children, and turned a failing construction subcontractor into a highly profitable business. Whether we’re blind or not, our vision is limited by our past experiences, biases, and emotions. Lidsky shows us how we can overcome paralyzing fears, avoid falling prey to our own assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, silence our inner critic, harness our strength, and live with open hearts and minds. In sharing his hard-won insights, Lidsky shows us how we too can confront life's trials with initiative, humor, and grace. From the Hardcover edition.

Kingdom Prayer

Touching Heaven to Change Earth

Author: Tony Evans

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802494773

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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If you want to know the temperature of your spiritual life, look at the thermostat setting on your prayer life. Prayer is the most misunderstood and neglected aspect of the Christian life. It has been estimated that most Christians pray three to five minutes a day. Compare that to the time many spend complaining, and you’ll gain insight into the spiritual and emotional condition of our day. Yet God has constructed the world in such a way that there is much He won’t do in a Christian’s life apart from prayer. Prayer, when combined with faith, can accomplish great things. In this practical and comprehensive overview of prayer, Tony Evans covers a variety of topics, including: Principles of productive prayer The power of prayer and praise Fasting and prayer Prayer and God's purposes Tony’s expositions of various passages on prayer will help you realize its critical importance and encourage you to make it a dominant mark of your life.

Praying Our Experiences

Author: Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC,Joseph Schmidt

Publisher: The Word Among Us Press

ISBN: 1593254199

Category:

Page: 120

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In this updated and expanded edition of a spiritual classic, Christian Brother Joseph Schmidt gently leads us to recognize that honest reflection before God on the ordinary experiences of our lives is the very means of our spiritual growth.

Prayers and Lies

A Novel

Author: Sherri Wood Emmons

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758267940

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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“A sweet, revealing tale of family, friendship [and] long-held secrets” set in West Virginia—from the acclaimed author of The Sometimes Daughter (Kris Radish). When seven-year-old Bethany meets her six-year-old cousin, Reana Mae, it’s the beginning of a kinship of misfits that saves both from a bone-deep loneliness. Every summer, Bethany and her family leave Indianapolis for West Virginia’s Coal River Valley. For Bethany’s mother, the trips are a reminder of the coal mines and grinding poverty of her childhood—a place she had hoped to escape. Still, her loving relatives, and Bethany’s friendship with Reana Mae, keep them coming back. But as Bethany grows older, she realizes that life in this small, close-knit community is not as simple as she once thought. The riverside cabins that hold so much of her family’s history also teem with scandalous whispers and harbor unimaginable secrets. Amid the dense woods and quiet beauty of the valley, the past is about to come to light at last, with a force devastating enough to shatter lives, faith, and the bond that Bethany once thought would last forever . . . “A strong debut . . . The characters are wonderfully drawn.” —Publishers Weekly “A touching examination of all the different kinds of love: between friends, between sisters, and above all, for one’s family.” —T. Greenwood, author of Two Rivers “From the first sentence, the voice of the narrator, Bethany, rings true and never falters. By the end of the book, I cared for every aunt and cousin, mother and sister, even the most troubled and dangerous.” —Drusilla Campbell, author of The Good Sister

Help, Thanks, Wow

The Three Essential Prayers

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101607734

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017. New York Times Bestseller Author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life. Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error. And in her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow, she has coalesced everything she knows about prayer to these fundamentals. It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas. Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure. From the Hardcover edition.

Praying for Justice

A Lectionary of Christian Concern

Author: R. Anderson Campbell,Steve Sherwood

Publisher: Barclay Press

ISBN: 9781594980381

Category: Religion

Page: 446

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The title of this book contains an invitation to pray for justice, but this book contains no overt prayers. Many of the more than fourteen hundred Bible passages contained here are prayers or portions of prayers. To read these texts is to be invited to join them in prayer.

The Prayer of Jabez

Breaking Through to the Blessed Life

Author: Bruce Wilkinson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307563235

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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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! From the Hardcover edition.

Pray with Me

Seven Simple Ways to Pray with Your Children

Author: Grace Mazza Urbanski

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594715750

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Grace Mazza Urbanski, former director of Children’s Ministry for the Apostleship of Prayer (now the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network), gives parents practical advice on how to help children find opportunities to pray throughout the day in Pray with Me: Seven Simple Ways to Pray with Your Children. Using warmth, humor, and passion, Urbanski draws on personal experience to show how families are brought closer together through deeper contact with God. There are opportunities for children to pray everywhere—when a friend gets hurt on the playground, before a test in the classroom, and even as they hear ambulance sirens while riding in the car with mom or dad—not just at meals and bedtime. In Pray with Me, Urbanski identifies seven ways that parents can help deepen their child's relationship with God by using everyday life as a trigger for prayer. She shows how spontaneous prayer, traditional prayers you know by heart, scripture, song, silence, and reflection help families draw closer to God and each other. Urbanski weaves personal stories with a heartfelt devotion to Christ to teach parents how to help their children learn to respond to life in prayer.

Movies Are Prayers

How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings

Author: Josh Larsen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830881115

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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"Movies are our way of telling God what we think about this world and our place in it. . . . Movies can be many things: escapist experiences, historical artifacts, business ventures, and artistic expressions, to name a few. I'd like to suggest that they can also be prayers."Filmspotting

Serving with Eyes Wide Open

Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence

Author: David A. Livermore

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441241132

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Short-term mission trips are great ways to impact the kingdom. Yet they can lack effectiveness because of mistakes or naiveté on the part of participants. In this insightful and timely book, David A. Livermore calls us to serve with our eyes open to global and cultural realities so we can become more effective cross-cultural ministers. Serving with Eyes Wide Open is a must-have book for anyone doing a short-term mission or service project, whether domestic or overseas. Foreword by Paul Borthwick.

The Listening Side of Prayer

Author: J. C. Hash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930027183

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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The art of listening to the voice of God may be one of the most overlooked facets of Christian living. Many struggle through life seeking guidance and direction from a God who seems distant from their earnest pleas for help. In the The Listening Side of Prayer, Dr. J. C. Hash reveals that God is not only close to you, but desires to speak directly to you in a very personal and intimate way. Join Dr. Hash as he leads you on a journey into greater knowledge and intimacy with the Father.

A Book of Uncommon Prayer

100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary

Author: Brian Doyle

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1933495634

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Acclaimed, award-winning essayist and novelist Brian Doyle--whose writing, in the words of Mary Oliver, is "a gift to us all"--presents one hundred new prayers that evoke his deep Catholic belief in the mystery and miracle of the ordinary (and the whimsical) in human life. In Doyle's newest work, A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary, which was named "A Best Spiritual Book of the Year" by Spirituality & Practice, his readers will find a series of prayers unlike any of the beautiful, formal, orthodox prayers of the Catholic tradition or the warm, extemporized prayers heard from pulpits and dinner tables. Doyle's often-dazzling, always-poignant prayers include eye-opening hymns to shoes and faith and family. In Doyle's words, "the world is crammed with miracles, so crammed and tumultuous that if we stop, see, savor, we are agog," and the pages of his newest book give voice and body to this credo. By focusing on experiences that may seem the most unprayerful (one prayer is titled "Prayer on Seeing Yet Another Egregious Parade of Muddy Paw Prints on the Floor"), he gives permission to discover the joys and treasures in what he often calls the muddle of everyday life.

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People

Sharing the Good News Naturally

Author: Kevin Harney

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310273951

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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A comprehensive guide to sharing one's faith simply and naturally offers advice on how to reach out evangelically to others, providing insights and tools for how to disclose the rewards of God's love in a style that fits one's personality and calling. By the author of Seismic Shifts. Original.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252017780

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

The Power of a Praying® Woman

Author: Stormie Omartian

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736957774

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 28 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. It may seem easier to pray for your spouse, your children, your friends, and your extended family, but God wants to hear your requests for your life too. He loves it when you come to Him for the things you need and ask Him to help you become the woman you have always longed to be. The Power of a Praying® Woman is just for you. You'll find personal illustrations, carefully selected Scriptures, and heartfelt prayers to help you trust God with deep longings, not just pressing needs cover every area of life with prayer maintain a right heart before God Each chapter concludes with a prayer you can follow or use as a model for your own prayers. Women of all ages will find hope and purpose for their lives with The Power of a Praying® Woman.

Little Prayers to Bless Your Day

Author: Chris Shea

Publisher: Harvest House Pub

ISBN: 9780736947671

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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Bestselling author and artist Chris Shea gently suggests that between the usual times of prayer--before meals, at church, or with a sleepy child--are so many more moments available to invite God to grace someone with a blessing. Is there a weary woman waiting in the checkout line? While Mom is folding a pair of pint-sized jeans, is there a wee one who needs a special touch from heaven? When shopping for shoes, is thought given to who could use the pair rarely worn anymore? This charming book of prayers is a sweet reminder to see everyday, ordinary moments as golden opportunities to bring heaven to earth and God's blessing to those nearby. It is a gift of hope and love to be given anytime a heart needs a smile.