Praying with the Earth

A Prayerbook for Peace


Author: John Philip Newell

Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich

ISBN: 9781848250499

Category: Prayers

Page: 96

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Following the pattern of his bestselling Celtic Benediction, Philip Newell provides lyrically beautiful and profoundly theological prayers for morning and evening for each day of the week. Each begins with a Beatitude and is followed by a Prayer of Awareness, Scripture readings for meditation, a Prayer for the Life of the World and a Prayer of Blessing. It is richly illustrated throughout. Their theme could hardly be more critical. Divisions between Jews, Christians and Muslims are at the centre of much of the world's most serious places of conflict. Yet all three share the same spiritual descent from the household of Abraham. Praying With the Earth articulates the longings for peace that are closer to the heart of the world's spiritual traditions than their divisions. Morning and evening we open ourselves to the wisdom of our inherited Scriptures, to be enriched by others' understanding of the one God whom we call by different names, and especially to pray for peace.

Praying with Authority

How to Release the Authority of Heaven So the Will of God Is Done on Earth


Author: Barbara Wentroble

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830731299

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 1232

Many things can hinder our prayers from being answered; but often a major hindrance is a lack of understanding of the those who long for more power in their prayer life, Barbara Wentroble provides insight and understanding in this area of the believer's authority-activating the authority Jesus has given us-in the spiritual realm to give commands, take action and cooperate with what God is doing. This book will help intercessors pray in a more effective way in this new season of a worldwide prayer movement and increased faith to see the invisible things from the heart of God made manifest on Earth.

Authority in Prayer

Praying with Power and Purpose


Author: Dutch Sheets

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441202161

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 9175

Beginning with your private world--your thoughts, body, actions, and ultimately your God-ordained destiny--you can take charge. Authority is yours for the taking. Then, because God established and so honors the principle of authority, He will back you as you walk in the government He has delegated to you concerning your extended world--your home, family, business, and possessions. Finally, God's plan is for you to partner with Him on the earth in broader realms of influence and authority--your universal world. Jesus, the sovereign King over the earth, wants to rule institutions, cultures, societies, and governments through you and your prayers. Authority in Prayer will show you how to take hold of God's promises and pray with the authority He wants you to have. God needs you. Are you ready to use your God-given authority to further His kingdom?

Praying with Beads

Daily Prayers for the Christian Year


Author: Nan Lewis Doerr,Virginia Stem Owens

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827276

Category: Religion

Page: 81

View: 3843

Prayer is essential to the Christian life, bonding us to God. Yet we find it difficult in our frenetic world to keep our minds focused for long. All kinds of external noise and inner voices clamor for our attention. How can we slow down and quiet down so as to truly wait on the Lord? Nan Lewis Doerr and Virginia Stem Owens offer a solution that calls on the physical senses to break through to the spiritual -- praying with beads. The use of prayer beads, which has a long history in practical spirituality, is now becoming more widespread among Protestants. Doerr and Owens here show readers how to use what have become known as Anglican or Christian prayer beads. Readers can then use the basic prayer structure provided by the beads to pray their way through each day -- morning, noon, and night -- and through the church year. These prayers -- a thoughtfully chosen combination of quotations from Scripture and gleanings from the Book of Common Prayer -- can be enhanced and enriched by the mindful and meditative practice of using beads. Doerr and Owens encourage readers to use beads as "something to hang onto, a lifeline to the Presence that lies, often hidden or forgotten, at the center of our lives." Praying with beads, as outlined and embodied in this little book, has the potential to transform one's prayer life.

Praying—with the Saints—to God Our Mother


Author: Daniel F. Stramara

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893650

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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Praying--with the Saints--to God Our Mother celebrates the feminine characteristics of God by uncovering a treasury of texts that have been overlooked for centuries. Over 150 scriptural passages, both from the original biblical languages and other ancient translations, radiate the warmth and vitality of the maternal face of God. Additionally, passages from five Ecumenical Councils, all thirty-three Doctors of the Church, another thirty-six Fathers, and a total of seventy-one saints from every century reveal a vast richness of feminine images of God. Stramara's in-depth scholarship, presented in a format of prayer and meditation, makes this book inviting for all readers. Praying-with the Saints-to God Our Mother will be the standard reference for Christians of any tradition for years to come.

Nature Spirituality

Praying with Wind, Water, Earth, Fire


Author: Mark G. Boyer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625644345

Category: Religion

Page: 150

View: 8499

"The presence of the Divine is everywhere. That is both a comfort and a challenge. We are consoled to know that God is with us, but being human we need a sign, something to touch, see, hear, taste, smell. We need something of the ordinary to name the non-touchable, invisible, unable-to-be-heard, tasteless, odorless God's presence with us. So, we employ metaphors, figures of speech which literally denote one kind of object in place of another, to suggest a likeness or analogy. In this book, the metaphors used for God come out of the Bible; they are the four elements of nature for the Greeks: wind, water, earth, and fire. Wind is a metaphor for God's Spirit. Water refers to God as the source of life. Earth, from which we are created, bears God's fingerprints and footprints. And fire reminds us of the God who purifies and draws all creation to himself. This nature spirituality book consists of four chapters--wind, water, earth, fire--each of which contains twenty, four-part exercises of prayer: a few verses from Scripture, a reflection, a journal exercise, and a concluding prayer."

Praying With the Animals

An Akashic Love Affair With the Creatures of the Earth


Author: Kelly Maroon, PhD

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483576566

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 54

View: 2353

Going into the Akashic Records with animal companions that will help you realize your soul’s true purpose and bring you closer to it. The Akashic Records are all encompassing. They are records of all the life forms and energy forces here on Earth and everywhere, from the beginning of time. This is not a typical Akashic Records book. It is a step forward, as it details the animal beings and their ability to heighten our awareness in the Akashic Records and in life. This book is composed of prayers that one says with the animals to gain a closer connection to our self, spirit, origin, and path during this lifetime, and to protect ourselves from deviating from that path. Of course, the animals will not physically be with you in most cases, but, by calling upon them, they will sit with you in spirit. Why pray with animals? They have so much knowledge about the earth, life, and spirit that they pass on from one generation to the next. They are guides and healers. Animals have immediate access to the Akashic Records and can help you access them with confidence. How to use this book: Say the prayer to get into the Akashic Records. You should first read all of the animal prayers to see which ones call to you. Select one of them you want to recite. Listen carefully while in a meditative state to the messages you receive as you ask your questions. This process takes practice; it must be done with focus on purpose and in a state of serenity and sincerity. For some, it will come quickly, for others, it will not. There is no right or wrong, and there is no good or bad. If you have this book, you are on a path upon which you want to consider staying to step into your true power. In addition to learning about yourself, you will also learn: To dissolve blocks To be in balance To live wisely with discernment To understand your triggers To heal old wounds To become one with your soul path To answer important life questions To make better decisions To handle emotionally draining

A New Harmony

The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul


Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118084533

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3805

A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcome divisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancient Christian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinking about faith. Offers a view of spirituality rooted in ancient insights that includes and extends beyond Christianity Presents the case for the need for "a new harmony" that is both mystical and relational The author J. Philip Newell is a well-known expert on Celtic Christianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for the Heartbeat of God.

Wie man beten soll

für Meister Peter den Barbier


Author: Martin Luther

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525560095

Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 7502

English summary: Martin Luther's intention when writing this essay was to offer assistance in praying to a barber. In this volume Luther's text is edited and commented on by Ulrich Kopf and Peter Zimmerlink. It provides an insight into the reformer's spirituality and enables the reader to see Martin Luther and his theology. German description: Martin Luthers Schrift Wie man beten soll ermoglicht einen Blick in die personliche Spiritualitat des Reformators wie nur wenige andere seiner Bucher. Die Schrift zeigt am Beispiel des Gebets, wie Luther seine Frommigkeit ganz konkret gelebt hat. Daneben zeichnet sie sich durch Einfachheit und Anschaulichkeit aus. Luther verfasste das Buchlein fur einen Handwerker: seinen Barbier Meister Peter. In der Vorbereitung auf das Reformationsjubilaum 2017 hat die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland eine Lutherdekade ausgerufen. Die Neuherausgabe von Martin Luthers Schrift Wie man beten soll von 1535 durch Ulrich Kopf und Peter Zimmerling mochte in diesem Zusammenhang einen Beitrag dazu leisten, Glauben und Denken des Reformators, die auch vielen evangelischen Christen fremd geworden sind, einer breiten Offentlichkeit nahe zu bringen. Auf wenigen Seiten hat Luther einen Lehrgang des Betens entwickelt. Der Reformator will einem Laien, der offensichtlich Schwierigkeiten mit dem Gebet hat, eine Gebetshilfe geben und ihn dadurch zum Beten ermutigen. Luther geht davon aus, dass der Glaube der geistlichen Ubung bedarf, wenn er nicht verkummern soll. Insofern stellt die Schrift eine Korrektur gegenuber neueren protestantischen Uberzeugungen dar, dass die Rechtfertigungslehre allein aus Gnaden und die Notwendigkeit geistlicher Ubungen einander widersprechen. Dabei halt Luther fest: Gebet im Rahmen evangelischer Spiritualitat ereignet sich in einem Spielraum der Freiheit. Das Beten vorformulierter Texte dient dem geubten Beter als Feuerzeug, um in dessen Herzen ein Feuer anzuzunden und ihn zum freien Gebet zu befahigen. Die praktisch-theologisch ausgerichtete Einleitung von Zimmerling sowie das Vorwort von Kopf erleichtern den Zugang zu Martin Luthers Schrift.

Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"


Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296


Page: 420

View: 9545

Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire

The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements


Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Sorin Books

ISBN: 9781933495224

Category: Religion

Page: 149

View: 1945

Organized around 'The Canticle of the Creatures' by St Francis of Assisi, this book considers the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life.

'Til Heaven Invades Earth

Power Principles About Praying for Others


Author: Cindy Trimm

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1629996033

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8622

Your prayers can change the world Praying for others is the key to the expansion of the kingdom of God. It is the foundational power we have to bring spiritual change into our physical world. It is the work of every believer. ´Til Heaven Invades Earth is a manual on intercessory prayer. In her powerful, direct style Cindy Trimm gives you practical insights into the importance and impact of intercessory prayer for your life and the lives of those you love. God calls us into the dance and dialogue of prayer because He is looking for partners to reach out and save our planet and its people. Once we discover how to pray for others, we don’t just get answers to our prayers, we become answers. Our hearts become knit together with God to establish His desires upon the earth: His blessings, His healing, His ways, His wisdom, His kingdom.

Praying with Visionary Women


Author: Bridget Meehan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781580510639

Category: Religion

Page: 231

View: 4372

Here is a summons to pray with twenty great women of faith-from Hildegard of Bingen to Dorothy Day. Brief biographies are followed by commentary, prayer experiences, questions for reflection, and suggestions for action. Meehan brings these women to life, allowing their example to inspire, encourage, and empower you. Meet women who will change your life and enrich your spiritual journey with new possibilities of self-discovery, wisdom, creativity, and friendship. Reminding us that abundance is all around us, and challenging us to make a difference, this book is filled with stories of visionary women with whom we can share the longings that lie deep within us for divine love, deep tranquility, and human intimacy.

Developing Your Secret Closet of Prayer with Study Guide

Because Some Secrets Are Heard Only in Solitude


Author: Richard A. Burr

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1600669700

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3226

Developing Your Secret Closet Of Prayer—With scriptural insights and spiritual principles, Richard Burr will guide you into a more intimate, moment-by-moment dialogue and relationship with your heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Your "secret closet" is a place of silent retreat from the world, a place of entrance into the eternal where your spiritual life is strengthened and revived. Includes personal as well as group study questions at the end of each chapter.

Family worship. A series of prayers with doctrinal and practical remarks on passages of Sacred Scripture for every morning and evening throughout the war; adapted to the services of domestic worship, by one hundred and eighty clergymen of the Church of Scotland viz J. Smyth, N. Paterson, J. Henderson and others. Edited by J. G.


Author: James GIBSON (Professor of the Free Church College, Glasgow.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Prayer Ministry of the Church


Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 0870838601

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 1658

Prayer Ministry of the Church is a collection of five messages on prayer by the great Chinese pastor and teacher, Watchman Nee.

Praying with Body and Soul

A Way to Intimacy with God


Author: Jane E. Vennard

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9781451410747

Category: Religion

Page: 138

View: 7140

Praying with Body and Soul involves the whole person: our senses, our bodies at rest or in motion, our imaginations, as well as our minds and emotions. By paying prayerful attention to the body people will not only recognize the ways in which they already pray, but will learn how to deepen their relationship with God. Each chapter includes questions for reflection, and practical exercises, such as drawing, walking meditation, fasting, making music, dancing, and praying in sickness and disability. This guide to prayer can be used by individuals, prayer partners, and small groups.

Songs of Life

An Introduction to Navajo Religious Culture


Author: Sam D. Gill

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004060241

Category: Religion

Page: 31

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