Personal Prayer

Created on April 12th, 2013

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Learning to pray or deepening your personal prayer life. Books, articles, and subscription content.

Creating A Life With God

Creating A Life With God

By Daniel Wolpert
As children our prayers consisted of “Now I lay me down to sleep…” or “God is good. God is great…” As we mature, we discover that our prayers are not scripted for us…

Be Where Your Body Is:  A Prayerful Invitation During Church

Be Where Your Body Is: A Prayerful Invitation During Church

By Kasey Hitt
Know how it feels to constantly be on autopilot?  Sunday morning is often an hour of continued autopilot for people attending church. They simply happen to be there rather… read more
Contemplative by Design

Contemplative by Design

By multiple authors
In our busy and fast paced world, it is often difficult to find quiet spaces to rest. In this book the reader will find ways to intentionally set aside sacred space within the…
Prayer and the Common Life

Prayer and the Common Life

By Georgia Harkness
In Prayer and the Common Life, pioneering theologian Georgia Harkness argues that in response to the troubles of the world around us—one that is consumed with materialism…

Writing in the Margins

Writing in the Margins

By Lisa Nichols Hickman
No other time-honored spiritual practice is as immediate, raw, and engaged with Scripture as writing--responding to God--in the margins of the Bible. Composers like Bach to…
A new way to pray

A new way to pray

By Shane Raynor
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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

By Mary Lou Redding
Those who pray the Lord's Prayer from their heart in the spirit of the prayer will find a deeper relationship with God, promises Mary Lou Redding in this 6-week study of Jesus'…
Praying the Scriptures

Praying the Scriptures

By Michael Williams
Praying the scriptures is one of the oldest spiritual practices of the followers of Jesus. Yet few of us has been taught this practice which can enrich our teaching and preaching, … read more
Preparing Our Hearts

Preparing Our Hearts

By Patricia D. Brown
Elizabeth Delany, along with her sister Sarah, lived well past 100 years. These two sages, born the daughters of the first elected Black Episcopal bishop, were distinguished… read more
Prayer That Makes a Difference

Prayer That Makes a Difference

By James A. Harnish
Just about every church I know talks about prayer. But if your experience is like mine, you've attended more than your share of church meetings that “opened” with a… read more
Praying Jesus' Prayer

Praying Jesus' Prayer

By Ben Simpson
"Pray like this..." Matthew 6:9a For a year during my twenties I worked as a barista at a well­ known coffee shop. Before I began working, I knew little about coffee and even … read more
Teaching Your Child to Pray

Teaching Your Child to Pray

By Steve Richards
Lauren climbed into bed, and her father tucked her in. As he sat down on the edge of the bed, he said, "Are you ready to say a prayer?" "Dear God," Lauren began, "thank you for… read more
Boat Time with Jesus

Boat Time with Jesus

By Kasey Hitt
This guided prayer written by Kasey Hitt,  will last approximately 10 minutes. During the first 4 minutes Kasey will walk you through a series of instructions or… read more
Googling Prayer

Googling Prayer

By Adam Thomas
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Prayer for Dummies

Prayer for Dummies

By Jacob Armstrong
Jacob Armstrong is the pastor of Providence United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN.Connect with Jacob: Facebook | Twitter read more
Equipping Families to Worship at Home

Equipping Families to Worship at Home

By Carolyn C. Brown
One of the biggest barriers to family worship is the vision of what “ought to be.” That vision of a Norman Rockwell family pressed and dressed and gathered in a clean… read more
Prayer in the Hard Times (Matthew 26)

Prayer in the Hard Times (Matthew 26)

By Tracey Allred
I’ve heard it said that there is no such thing as a foxhole atheist, meaning that in one of life’s most difficult places, a military foxhole, for instance, even someone who… read more
You Are Already Praying

You Are Already Praying

By Cathy H. George
In its ancient, monastic form, prayer was what a monk or nun did in chapel—and when they set out from chapel, their prayer continued in the office, study, field, classroom… read more
Christ, Be With Me (St. Patrick)

Christ, Be With Me (St. Patrick)

By Everyday Prayers
Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left. Christ when I lie, Christ… read more
Converge Bible Studies: Practical Prayer

Converge Bible Studies: Practical Prayer

By Joseph Yoo
On paper, praying seems easy enough. But, when we try to pray daily, we sometimes realize that it’s much harder than we’d thought. In fact, it’s usually easier…
A Bead and a Prayer

A Bead and a Prayer

By Kristen E. Vincent
A BEAD AND A PRAYER introduces Protestants to prayer as a way to connect with God. Readers will explore the history and art of using beads in prayer, discover ways to pray with…
The Beautiful Work of Learning to Pray - eBook

The Beautiful Work of Learning to Pray - eBook

By Rev. James C. Howell
Prayer is not easy, yet learning to pray can be learned. The Beautiful Work of Learning to Pray is a brief but probing guide into the life of prayer. James Howell examines the…
50 Ways to Pray - eBook

50 Ways to Pray - eBook

By Ms. Teresa A. Blythe
For individual or group use “It is my hope that this book will provide at least fifty ways you may take steps in a lifelong walk with God. It is written for you, the seeker and …
PRAYER AND WORSHIP LIFE, PASTOR'S.

PRAYER AND WORSHIP LIFE, PASTOR'S.

From Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling
PRAYER AND WORSHIP LIFE, PASTOR'S. The image of the minister as one who preaches and looks after the pastoral needs of the congregation has been replaced by one based on the…
Finding Jesus in His Prayers - eBook

Finding Jesus in His Prayers - eBook

By Dr. H. Stephen Shoemaker
In this brief but substantive examination of the prayers Jesus prayed, Stephen Shoemaker offers helpful applications of Jesus’ prayers as both a way to better understand Jesus…