More than 300,000 copies sold! “This book will be like having the breath of God at your back. Let it lift you to new hope.” —Dan B. Allender, PhD, author of Bold Love This new edition includes an expanded chapter on using the practical “prayer cards”—a hallmark of the teaching found in A Praying Life—and a chapter on the need and use of prayers of lament. Prayer is so hard that unless circumstances demand it—an illness, or saying grace at a meal—most of us simply do not pray. We prize accomplishments and productivity over time in prayer. Even Christians experience this prayerlessness—a kind of practical unbelief that leaves us marked by fear, anxiety, joylessness, and spiritual lethargy. Prayer is all about relationship. Based on the popular seminar by the same name, A Praying Life has discipled thousands of Christians to a vibrant prayer life full of joy and power. When Jesus describes the intimacy He seeks with us, He talks about joining us for dinner (Revelation 3:20). A Praying Life feels like having dinner with good friends. It is the way we experience and connect to God. In A Praying Life, author Paul Miller lays out a pattern for living in relationship with God and includes helpful habits and approaches to prayer that enable us to return to a childlike faith.
Author Paul Miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer—even poorly delivered—to fill the gaps with meaning and substance. Miller’s down-to-earth approach and practical nature will help you see that your relationship with God can grow and your communication with Him can get better. Parents will find Miller’s family-life experiences especially helpful.
Uses 30 short chapters to help readers understand how they can use the power of prayer to live free of guilt and fear, experience and share forgiveness, know God's love and truly succeed.
Practical yet powerful insights from Jennifer Kennedy Dean’s life’s work and best-selling Live a Praying Life®! Now in a newly designed format, Live a Praying Life®! will... • Provide the biblical basics of prayer’s purpose, process, promise, and practice. • Give easy-to-understand illustrations, stories, and details to answer complex theological questions. • Clean out myths about prayer! • Help you rev up a powerful, ongoing connection to God.
Through daily meditations, Scripture, and inspirational quotes taken from Jennifer Kennedy Dean's works, the Live a Praying Life(R)! journal will allow you to live out the difference between having a "prayer life" and living "a praying life."
Packed with aids to help you teach Jennifer's popular Live a Praying Life(R)! Bible study, this revised leader's kit includes 12 DVD sessions that introduce each week's study, one member book, one journal, and one CD which includes the leader's guide, PowerPoint documents for the teaching outline and illustrations, and other helps for the Bible study leader. Live a Praying Life(R)! is a 13-week study that goes back to the biblical basics of prayer, clearing away myths about prayer to rev up a powerful, ongoing connection to God that can invigorate every aspect of a Christian's life. The author tackles complex theological questions: If God is sovereign, why pray? If prayer is not a way to change God's mind, what is it? Prayer is a way, she illustrates, for God to send His power and provision into the world through His people. The study takes a detailed look at prayer's purpose, process, promise, and practice.
In The Praying Life, Jennifer Kennedy Dean shares what she has learned in her own quest to know how to pray, emphasizing that prayer is to be the driving force of the Christian's entire life.
Nothing is more remarkable—or more beautiful—than an ordinary life, quietly transformed by prayer. This is the life that Deborah Smith Douglas chronicles—and invites readers into—in her lovely collection of essays and poems. Drawing from events as simple as breakfast with her five-year-old daughter or waiting in line at the post office, Douglas shows how a loving relationship with God can be nurtured in small ways every day. “Without my ever really intending it,” she writes, “my own life—as a wife and mother, daughter and friend—has taught me to see God hidden in the ordinary, to watch for God under the surface of things as a fisherman watches for fish.” Woven into each of these pieces, along with reflections on the author’s experiences, are guidelines for readers watching for God in their own unique—and ordinary—lives. Divided into four sections—Ways of Praying, Healing, Spiritual Companionship, and Fruitfulness—The Praying Life will help Christians move from awareness of God’s presence in their lives to a deep participation in God’s love.
A companion to Jennifer's popular Bible study, this leader's kit includes 12 DVD sessions, one member book and two CDs that provide leader's guide, teaching outline and illustrations.
Caruana attempts to educate, equip and empower teachers to seek real educational reform and to pray their issues and turn their challenges into God's glory.