Why Bother Praying?

Author: Richard Leonard

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 080914803X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Written by the best selling author of Where the Hell Is God, this accessible volume is is for everyone who wonders how to pray, everyone who wonders what happens when you pray, and everyone who wonders if God hears our prayers.

Why Bother Praying?

Author: Richard Leonard, SJ

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587682273

Category: RELIGION

Page: 160

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Written by the best selling author of Where the Hell Is God?, this accessible volume is for everyone who wonders how to pray, everyone who wonders what happens when you pray, and everyone who wonders if God hears our prayers.

Where the Hell Is God?

Author: Richard Leonard, Sj

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1616430850

Category: RELIGION

Page: 48

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Combines professional insights along with the author's own experience and insights to speculate on how believers can make sense of their Christian faith when confronted with tragedy and suffering.

Secrets of a Prayer Warrior

Author: Derek Prince

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9781441204158

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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One of the most personal and powerful acts a Christian can engage in is prayer. Yet many believers struggle with their prayer lives, wondering whether they are really making a difference and how they can be more effective. Delving deep into the biblical understanding of prayer, beloved author and leader Derek Prince shows readers the secret to leading a dynamic prayer life, how to receive what they ask for, and how to align themselves with the heart of God. Practical strategies like fasting, biblical study, discipline, and consistency are extensively explained and illustrated by powerful testimonies. This is a life-changing book.

Providence & Prayer

How Does God Work in the World?

Author: Terrance L. Tiessen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083087660X

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Recipient of an Honourable Mention in the 2001 God Uses Ink Contest! "Lord, please give me a parking space!" That prayer sounds right on your third time around the block, frustrated and late for an appointment. But is it consistent with how God works in the world? Does prayer change God's mind or only our feelings? Does God do things because we ask him to? Or do we ask him because he prompts us to do so? How much control does God really have in the world, anyway? If he has given us free will, can he always guarantee that things will happen as he intends or wishes? Is our need for parking spaces important enough to bother God, or is he only concerned about things that advance his program of salvation? If God has already decided how things will turn out, what use is it to pray? On the other hand, if our freedom limits God's ability to achieve his wishes all the time, how much could he do even if we asked for help? How much does God know about the future, and how does this factor into the way our prayers affect the outcome? And how does God's relationship to time enter into the whole equation? With such questions in mind, Terrance Tiessen presents ten views of providence and prayer--and then adds an eleventh, his own. He describes each view objectively and then tackles the question, If this is the way God works in the world, how then should we pray? The result of his investigation is a book that puts us at the intersection between theological reflection and our life and conversation with God. It prods and sharpens our understanding, making us better theologians and better prayers.

Praying Backwards

Transform Your Prayer Life by Beginning in Jesus' Name

Author: Bryan Chapell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585582638

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Christians often say, "In Jesus' name" to close their prayers. But is this truly a desire of the heart or a perfunctory "Yours Truly" to God? Bryan Chapell says we should begin our prayers in Jesus' name-we should be Praying Backwards. In this practical and inspiring book, he shows readers that to truly pray in Jesus' name is to reorder one's priorities in prayer-and in life-away from oneself and towards Jesus and his kingdom. It is to pray believing in the power and the goodness of the One who hears, and thus to pray boldly, expectantly, and persistently. Readers seeking to transform their prayer lives will find wonderful direction in Praying Backwards.

Does Prayer Change Things?

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567691788

Category: Religion

Page: 88

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Does prayer make any difference? Does it really change anything? Yes, says Dr. R. C. Sproul in this Crucial Questions booklet. Though we cannot hope that our prayers will change God's mind, prevailing upon Him to act against His will, we can be sure that prayer does change things including our own hearts. Plus, it is one of the chief means by which God carries out His will in the world. For these reasons, Dr. Sproul argues, prayer has a vital place in the life of the Christian. In short chapters packed with practical wisdom, he unveils the purpose, the pattern, the practice, the prohibitions, and the power of prayer, calling Christians to come before God's presence with joy and hope.

St. Monica and the Power of Persistent Prayer

Author: Mike Aquilina,Mark W. Sullivan

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1612783198

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Many of us give up on prayer when we don't get the answer we want WHEN we want it. For nearly two decades, Saint Monica prayed for her wayward son. Years and years of prayers, seemingly unanswered. Countless tears shed with no relief. Yet she would not give up. That very act of persistent prayer blessed the entire Church, for we have all benefitted from the conversion of her son, Augustine, who became one of the most revered saints of all time. Parents of any age or at any stage can cultivate the same virtues in prayer that Saint Monica discovered during her long wait for God's answer for her child. This devotion includes 18 contemporary reflections, meditations taken from the writings of Saint Augustine, and prayers adapted from the liturgy and other ancient sources. Don't give up. Persistence in prayer can change everything-for you, your children, and maybe even the world.

What are We Doing on Earth for Christ's Sake?

Author: Richard Leonard

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587684268

Category: Christian life

Page: N.A

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Addressing the world in which Christians live, bestselling author Richard Leonard asks who we are before God and how we can be more confident in our faith in a loving God.

Revival Praying

An Urgent and Powerful Message for the Family of Christ

Author: Leonard Ravenhill

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 9780764200311

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Leonard Ravenhill presents prayer as faith in action in this fast-paced presentation of this crucial subject. He called prayer the most essential ingredient in producing revival. Filled with exhortations and illustrations, it teaches the art of effective praying--which will result in revival. Moody Monthly said, "This is a plea for praying that will melt the preacher's heart, move the people, and magnify the Lord Jesus."

Praying for Others

Powerful Practices for Healing, Peace, and New Beginnings

Author: Birrell Walsh

Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue

ISBN: 9780824519490

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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To help guide people in their prayer lives, Walsh brings together the practices of many religious traditions, including the wisdom of Buddhism's "keeping company," shamanism's traveling to other worlds to retrieve healing power for others, and the Chassidim's tradition of using "Kabbalah" to heal the world.

Pray for Our Nation

Scriptural Prayers to Revive Our Country

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harrison House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 87

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Don't let another election year pass without prayer. This powerful little book is filled with scriptural prayers that specifically address the needs of our nation. Let righteousness reign in America, and begin by praying God's Word!

The Power of a Praying® Wife

Author: Stormie Omartian

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736957502

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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God Can Work Powerfully Through a Praying Wife Today's challenges can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask! Stormie Omartian shares how God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for your husband concerning key areas in his life, including... his spiritual walk his emotions his role as a leader his security in work his physical protection his faith and his future You will be encouraged by Stormie's own experiences, along with the Bible verses and sample prayers included in each chapter. Join the millions of women who have been blessed by this life-changing look at the power of a wife's prayers.

Sea Prayer

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525541292

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. "Intensely moving. . .Powerfully evocative of the plight in which displaced populations find themselves."– Kirkus, STARRED Review "Hosseini's story, aimed at readers of all ages, does not dwell on nightmarish fates; instead, its emotional power flows from the love of a father for his son."– Publishers Weekly, STARRED BOX Review A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with more than fifty-five million copies of his novels sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Praying to the God You Can Trust

Author: Leith Anderson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441263098

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The powerful message of Leith Anderson's When God Says No brought help to tens of thousands of readers through its promotion by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The Gold Medallion finalist, now retitled and expanded, includes study questions for personal and group study. With a warmth and wisdom born from shepherding thousands of people through both elation and despair, Leith Anderson probes prayer's toughest mysteries.

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.

It Happens After Prayer

Biblical Motivation for Believing Prayer

Author: H.B. Charles, Jr.

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802485081

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Life’s inevitable difficulties and disappointments can discourage us from praying, but our response should be to pray anyway and keep praying. Whatever we seek, God invites us to come to Him with confidence, believing that He is able to answer—and He will answer. We can pray for: Forgiveness like David Wisdom like Solomon Healing like Hezekiah A child like Hannah Deliverance like Jonah Mercy like the 10 lepers Salvation like the thief on the cross But are you convinced that prayer works, even when you don’t get the answers you want? In It Happens After Prayer, Pastor HB Charles, Jr. motivates and encourages us to respond to the challenges of life with prayer, to pray without ceasing, and to pray with great expectations. Are you ready for a new level of earnest, passionate, God-size prayers? Don’t let another day go by without praying and seeking the face of God, because it happens after prayer.

Praying with Women of the Bible

Author: Nancy Kennedy

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310866650

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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A fresh approach to a topic of perennial interest—women of the BibleIn the last few years a number of best-selling books have focused on the lives of women of the Bible. Now, Nancy Kennedy takes a fresh approach by reflecting on the significant prayers of women in Scripture. Praying with Women of the Bible features some of the Bible’s most notable women, including Deborah, Hannah, and Mary, all of whom prayed for different things, in different ways. By using the examples of these godly women, the book is designed to show different types of prayer, as well as different reasons to pray. The types of prayer include willingness and surrender, praise and worship, thanksgiving and personal supplication, pleading for mercy, intercessions and perseverance, bold requests, and a prayer of faith.Features include:• Explores the lives and prayers of ten women of the Bible• Relates the biblical examples to the lives of women today• Concludes each chapter with a sample prayer to give readers a starting point for their own continued prayer

A Prayer for the Dying

A Novel

Author: Stewart O'Nan

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466853255

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

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New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year “A new masterpiece of American literature.” —Dennis Lehane, Entertainment Weekly “A Prayer for the Dying reads like the amazing, unrelenting love child of Shirley Jackson and Cormac McCarthy. It’s twisted proof that God will do worse to test a faithful man than the devil would ever do to punish a sinner.” —Chuck Palahniuk Set in Friendship, Wisconsin, just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying tells of a horrible epidemic that is suddenly and gruesomely killing the town's residents and setting off a terrifying paranoia. Jacob Hansen, Friendship's sheriff, undertaker, and pastor, is soon overwhelmed by the fear and anguish around him, and his sanity begins to fray. Dark, poetic, and chilling, Stewart O'Nan's A Prayer for the Dying examines the effect of madness and violence on the morality of a once-decent man.