A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of one man’s fight to survive inside Klong Prem Prison, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. Billy Moore travelled to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism.

A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of one man’s fight to survive inside Klong Prem Prison, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. Billy Moore travelled to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. He managed to overcome his inner demons for a time but relapsed after trying ya ba – a highly-addictive form of methamphetamine. Moore’s life quickly descended into chaos, drug dealing and violence until he was eventually arrested and imprisoned in Klong Prem, a place where life has no value. A Prayer Before Dawn is no ordinary prison memoir; it’s the story of one man’s struggle to survive in one of the world’s toughest prisons. It’s also a story of redemption in the most unlikely of places. Billy Moore was born in Liverpool, England. He has worked as a teacher, Muay Thai fighter and extra on film sets. Following his release from prison in Thailand, he returned to Britain where he now lives with his family. He is now working as a motivational speaker and a drugs counsellor.

Fighting for My Life

After Billy's sentence in Klong Prem prison was commuted as a result of his extraordinary success as a Muay Thai boxer, he returned to the UK. In this vividly told story, Liverpudlian Billy contrasts his first-hand experience of one of the ...

Fighting for My Life

'The next round in Billy's fight is pain-racked, frank and reflective . . . an inspiring piece from a man who's been to hell and back and has the scars to prove it' JOE COLE 'Brutally honest, dark and disturbing. A book that tells of the reality of drugs and a failing prison system' NEIL SAMWORTH, author of Strangeways: A Prison Officer's Story 'His life may have had many ups and downs, but Billy is a wonderful example of never giving up' JAMES ENGLISH 'A true story of forgiveness, not only learning to forgive others but also learning to forgive yourself. An incredibly emotional story about an incredible man who's had an incredible journey' LIAM HARRISON 'This time I am telling the story of my life both before prison in Thailand and what followed once I was back in the United Kingdom, my cancer diagnosis, more prison time and, finally, redemption. I am trying to understand aspects of my childhood that had a role in my eventual downward spiral into addiction, pain, misery and loss' BILLY MOORE Billy Moore spent three years in Klong Prem prison in Thailand, popularly known as the 'Bangkok Hilton', where he witnessed acts of extreme violence and sexual assault. Eventually he found purpose through taking part in Muay Thai boxing tournaments in jail. Here, he found 'a wall of human community' amongst the elite boxers and regained his sobriety. He was granted early release by the King of Thailand having excelled as a Muay Thai boxer in inter-prison tournaments. But back in the UK and a decade later - with his demons resurfacing - Billy's past caught up with him. He was caught and convicted of a burglary and was despatched to HMP Walton under then home secretary Theresa May's three-strikes rule. Billy has spent almost twenty-two years in various prisons, but since then, he has not only survived cancer, but also gone on to become a powerful advocate of boxing and anti-knife crime initiatives in the Liverpool area, training young boxers. A Prayer Before Dawn was made into a film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and starring Joe Cole, of Peaky Blinders' fame. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, but by the time it went on general release, Billy was back in prison in the UK. In this follow-up to Billy's first international bestseller, an autobiography set largely in Thailand's infamous prison system, Billy sets out to explore his experience of childhood abuse that would lead to a life of drug addiction and near-constant incarceration. After Billy's sentence in Klong Prem prison was commuted as a result of his extraordinary success as a Muay Thai boxer, he returned to the UK. In this vividly told story, Liverpudlian Billy contrasts his first-hand experience of one of the cruellest prison systems in the world with his experience of UK prisons. The result is, in part, a shocking exposé of the inadequacy of care and the lack of humanity in British prisons. But Billy's story is mainly one of rehabilitation, recovery and redemption. Rich in detail, honesty and humour, his book is a fast-paced, unputdownable read which shows how the human spirit can endure and eventually thrive.

A Prayer for Dawn

I ain't never saw no shit like that before. First time I seen it, I ain't gonna lie, I straight puked like a bitch.” “Yeah, I get that a lot,” laughed Jeff. “So what you drawing there?” Jeff held up his current sketch. It depicted Dawn ...

A Prayer for Dawn

The lives of a dozen people in Cincinnati, Ohio are inextricably linked in this unrelenting first novel by Nathan Singer. A publicist who writes checks to charities to relieve a guilty conscience, a convict who rants in an underground 'zine, an artist with a controversial portfolio, a runaway engaging in 'petty terrorism', and an eight year old girl named Dawn at the center of it all watch as the world falls down around them.

A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection

was established quite recently and is held between noon (TMuhr) and afternoon (¡aßr) prayers on Friday:4 the other, which takes place before dawn (fajr) prayers on Saturday, is long-standing.5 The text of the prayer is available in the ...

A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection

Widely used for centuries in Sufi circles, the prayer known as "The Most Elevated Cycle" (al-Dawr al-a'la) or "The Prayer of Protection" (Hizb al-wiqaya), written by the great Sufi master Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi, has never before been available in English. This book provides a lucid English translation and an edited Arabic text of this beautiful and powerful prayer. It includes a transliteration for those unable to read Arabic, who wish to recite the prayer in the original language. Showing the importance of Ibn ‘Arabi's devotional teaching, the book explores the prayer's contemporary life, properties and historical transmission. It gives full details of generations of well-known scholars and Sufi masters who have transmitted the prayer, providing an intimate and fascinating insight into Islamic history.

A Prayer for the Damned Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 17

She shot the question at him before he had time to recover his poise. 'Where was I?' Brother Drón sounded as if he could ... 'I retired early as it is my custom to be up several hours before dawn to pray and prepare myself for the day.

A Prayer for the Damned  Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 17

Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the seventeenth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of MASTER OF SOULS, WHISPERS OF THE DEAD and many more. PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Rich helpings of evil and tension with lively and varied characters' Historical Novels Review, 'The most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland' Irish Examiner February, AD 668, and Cashel is full of distinguished visitors. Under the old Irish custom, Fidelma of Cashel and Eadulf of Seaxmund's Ham, having been joined together for a year and a day, are to be married. But on the eve of the ceremony, the pious Abbot Ultán is found murdered in his chamber. Worse still - one of the most distinguished guests, the King of Connacht, is seen fleeing from the scene and charged with the murder. He demands his right to appoint Fidelma in his defence. Fidelma soon discovers that Abbot Ultán is not the pious man he was thought to be - indeed, many of the guests have cause to hate him. It is a long weekend of suspicion, fear and more death before Fidelma and Eadulf are able to reveal the truth behind Ultán's murder. What readers are saying about A PRAYER FOR THE DAMNED: 'Tremayne is unparalleled. Five stars' 'The twists and turns kept me intrigued throughout this excellent book' 'Keeps you guessing right till the end. Very well written'

A Prayer For The Ship

Tactics, as we know, are to dash out at high speed by night, get rid of the mines, and hurry back before dawn. What we didn't know was how they cleared our destroyer patrols.' He paused, and dabbed his mouth with an immaculate ...

A Prayer For The Ship

Memories are short on HMS Royston - they have to be. As mother ship to a battered, war-torn bunch of MTBs she must carry out her vital role whatever the conditions, whatever the risk. Sub-Lieutenant Royce is newly assigned to MTB 1991, joining a crew already seasoned by death and fear. Now with only three months' sea-experience behind him, Royce must learn the job the hard way - in the tough school of combat. ______________________________ A classic tale of naval warfare from Douglas Reeman, the all-time bestselling master of naval fiction, who served with the Royal Navy on convoy duty in the Atlantic, the Arctic and the North Sea. He has written dozens of naval books under his own name and the pseudonym Alexander Kent, including the famous Richard Bolitho books set during the Napoleonic Wars.

A Prayer for the Night

Monday, August 2 Dawn PROFESSOR Branden sat before sunrise at the cliff's edge, at the back of the Brandens' lot, on their oak bench, sipping a mug of strong coffee. When dawn broke free over the eastern hills, the sun hung in the ...

A Prayer for the Night

Book 5 of the Amish-Country Mysteries Three young friends disappear while traveling on their Amish rite of passage, Rumschpringe, or wild days. In a race against the clock, the sheriff must find a murderer and break a ruthless drug ring operating within the heart of Ohio's Amish Country.

A Simple Guide to Prayer for Beginners

For New Muslims Batool Al-Toma. of sunrise. 2. Ẓuhr or Noon Prayer – performed from just past mid-day until mid-afternoon. 3. ʿAṣr or Afternoon Prayer ... ʿIshā' or Night Prayer – performed from after dark until just before dawn.

A Simple Guide to Prayer for Beginners

This book has been prepared to assist and remind Muslims how to perform salah, prayer in Islam. It is ideal for new Muslims as it includes pictures, step-by-step instructions, and the words Muslims must recite during the prayer in transliteration and English. Mary Batool Al-Toma is the director of the New Muslims Project, United Kingdom, a pioneering project related to the support, education, and continued development of the growing Muslim convert community in the United Kingdom. Batool converted thirty-five years ago and is married and has four children.

As Light Before Dawn

As Light Before Dawn explores the mystical thought of Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, a major medieval kabbalist whose work has until now received relatively little attention.

As Light Before Dawn

As Light Before Dawn explores the mystical thought of Isaac ben Samuel of Akko, a major medieval kabbalist whose work has until now received relatively little attention. Through consideration of an extensive literary corpus, including much that still remains in manuscript, this study examines an array of themes and questions that have great applicability to the comparative study of mysticism and the broader study of religion. These include prayer and the nature of mystical experience; meditative concentration directed to God; and the power of mental intention, authority, creativity, and the transmission of wisdom.

LOUD THOUGHTS ON RELIGION

There is no fixed time for that, and a person can confirm his intention in heart at any time before the adhan to the dawn prayer is issued. Meal before dawn and first meal after fast. A Muslim, who intends to fast, eats food before the ...

LOUD THOUGHTS ON RELIGION

The book, Loud Thoughts on Religion, has a small prehistory. In 2003 there was held a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Vienna, Austria. On the agenda of the session there was an issue of the study of religion at school and rise in the level of tolerance among followers of the world religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The author of the book made a speech and criticized the system of the study of religion existed in the West then: on a free day representatives of religion attend schools, select a group of religion representatives and teach basics of religion to children in different audiences. This method, indeed, lays the foundation of non-tolerance at the school age. Naturally, by explaining children their religious belonging, every priest puts his religious convictions above others’. This cannot be otherwise. Pupils individually understand that their religion is better and take others as representatives of less important religion. The author suggested his variant of approach to the study of religion having made an emphasis on combined study of the history of appearance of religion as they appeared and showing fundamental regulations of every religion. He suggested not providing children with religious education as such, leaving that for pupils and their parents. The session participants liked this pragmatic approach, and they charged Prof. Rafig Y. Aliyev unofficially with preparing the book and submitting it for consideration of PACE Special Commission. Thus, the author’s idea was reflected in the book as a religion textbook at school. The book was translated into several languages and distributed among the commission members. Over 10 years has passed since then and the textbook is still used as basic book on religion. Loud Thoughts on Religion provides primary information about the nature and origin of religion. It is an attempt to give a correct vision of national and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan and religion of Islam, which is an integral part of the modern way of life. Readers will be able to find interesting materials about the appearance of Islam, Muslim rites of worship and worldview principles, role of Islam in society, and the influence it has on spiritually and culture.

Just Before Dawn

We have to learn the art of tarrying in prayer before the Lord, the art of burning the midnight oil until we see the sight of a breaking new day. Even Elijah had to continue praying until the seventh time when his servant told him there ...

Just Before Dawn

Night always precedes the dawn of a new day. A midnight ordeal is real and cruel, and everyone goes through it. Your scars can become your strength if you know how to go through the Baca of life.Delays are not denial. Anything that delays to come also delays to leave. The fulfillment of God?s promises arrives in its season. Your midnight might be lasting, but it cannot be everlasting. The eternal and lasting power is absolutely with Jehovah, for He has given everything under heaven a time and a season. Job 14:14b says, ?All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.? Relax! Midnight is not designed to be everlasting. It has an expiration.

In Search of Solitude

Living the Classic Christian Hours of Prayer Thomas C. Oden. INTERLUDE: THE CYCLE OF THE DAY Vigils: The early hours of prayer before dawn. Lauds: Praise at first daylight. Terce: Mid-morning prayer at the third daylight hour.

In Search of Solitude

In Search of Solitude is a collection of meditations that record moments of a spiritual pilgrimage. The purpose of these meditations is to put the soul in touch with the eternal in an ordinary time frame. Tom Oden relies on the ancient classic pattern of daily meditative 'hours' to order the life of prayer. An 'hour' here refers not to sixty minutes but to the phases of the daily cycle, related to darkness and light. Spending even a minute in prayer and meditation, seven times a day, sanctifies the entire daily cycle. In Search of Solitude presents selections from Tom Oden's lifetime of personal meditations, arranged according to the daily 'hours' for seven weeks. A series of prose interludes explain the understanding of the flow of time in which the acts of praise occur. Organized during the ten years following his wife's death, the meditations point to particular events and glimpses of reality. Readers can meditate on them to grasp meaning and applications for their own lives. Those who mourn the lost richness of an ordered prayer life will find In Search of Solitude a contemporary means of re-grounding their spirituality, simply by accessing this celebrated ancient structure, made available in electronic format at their fingertips.

In the Dark Before Dawn

In the Dark Before Dawn: New Selected Poems is not only a gathering double the size of Merton's earlier Selected Poems (1967), it also arranges his poetry both thematically and chronologically, so that readers can follow the poet's many ...

In the Dark Before Dawn

From the Publisher: A new view of the innovative poetry by the late, great Trappist monk and religious philosopher.

THE CORRECT TRADITIONS OF AL BUKHARI 1 4 VOL 1

He said: "Unless it is too hard for my nation to bear, I might order them to offer Isha prayer as such. ... So if you can avoid missing (through anything that might occupy you) A prayer before the sunrise (Fajr) and a prayer before ...

THE CORRECT TRADITIONS OF AL BUKHARI 1 4 VOL 1

إن أصح كتاب بعد كتاب الله تعالى هو كتاب صحيح الإمام البخاري حيث التزم في نقل أحاديثه التي أوردها فيه أعلى درجات الصحة واشترط لنقلها شروطا خاصة التزم بها وتلقته الأمة بالقبول . وقد اعتمد فيه طريقة الكتب والأبواب وقد أتى على مختلف الكتب الفقهية إضافة إلى غي

Prayer for the Day

We call it the Amrit Vela, the still hours before the break of dawn, an optimal time for prayer and meditation. I know that if I miss the Amrit Vela and wake up just as day's begun, my mind is sure to start whirring with mundane ...

Prayer for the Day

Prayer for the Day brings together 365 selected readings from the much loved, long-running series on BBC Radio 4. The programme, which has been broadcast daily at 5:43am for several decades, and continues to attract over half a million dedicated listeners, comprises a short 2-minute reflection to start your day. These artfully combine traditional forms of prayer and reflection, from a variety of religions and denominations, with contemporary issues and themes that are often relevant to the date on which the programme is broadcast. In keeping with the theme of ‘Prayer for the Day’, there are 365 reflections in the book, from a vast range of the eminent religious figures and broadcasters who have contributed to the programme over the years. There is a foreword by a prominent figure in the faith community, a short profile of each contributor and an index of contributors. To emphasise the point that the reflections can be used daily, they are ordered by date (i.e. 1st January, 2nd January etc), and each entry is selected on the basis of it being as date-specific as possible. The date of broadcast is underneath each entry, and dates are also marked at the top corners of each page so they can be found easily. The spacious design includes page openers for each month with simple line illustrations. Prayer for the Day is a beautiful and inspirational addition to any bedside table, with religious meditations that both participate in the ecumenical spirit of the 21st century and equip you perfectly for each day’s journey.

365 Days of Prayer for Grief and Loss

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I put my hope in your words. PSALM 119:147 NRSV Holy One, I put my attention on you today. I won't hold back anything in my heart; rather, I come with it fully open before you.

365 Days of Prayer for Grief and Loss

Whether you have made prayer a habit for many years or this is your first prayer devotional, inspiration and comfort is waiting for you in the daily prayers written here. Prayer is a conversation with God. You don’t need to use fancy words or recite long passages of Scripture. Just talk to God. Open your heart. Tell him about your depth of loss and express your grief in whatever way you need to in this moment. Some days your prayers may be filled with grief, some days with hope, and some with need. Just lay your heart and your prayers at the Father’s feet and wait for his compassionate response. God is the best source of comfort you will find. He knows your heart and he is full of compassion for you. Let his strength be yours as you cry out to him. He is listening to every word you say.

The Muslim s Prayer

following times for them: ' The Dawn Prayer (Salaat-ul-Fajr): It consists of two units (rak'aat, singular: rak'ah); it begins at daybreak, the time of day when light first appears, and lasts until sunrise.

The Muslim   s Prayer

A detailed and illustrated explanation of the manner of performing ablutions (wudhoo’), the importance of prayer in the life of a Muslim, the pillars and the obligatory acts of the prayer, in addition to other issues relating to this great act of worship

Prayer For The Day on Peace

We call it the Amrit Vela, the still hours before the break of dawn, an optimal time for prayer and meditation. I know that if I miss the Amrit Vela and wake up just as day's begun, my mind is sure to start whirring with mundane ...

Prayer For The Day on Peace

Prayer for the Day brings together 365 selected readings from the much loved, long-running series on BBC Radio 4. The programme, which has been broadcast daily at 5:43am for several decades, and continues to attract over half a million dedicated listeners, comprises a short 2-minute reflection to start your day. These artfully combine traditional forms of prayer and reflection, from a variety of religions and denominations, with contemporary issues and themes that are often relevant to the date on which the programme is broadcast. In keeping with the theme of ‘Prayer for the Day’, there are 365 reflections in the book, from a vast range of the eminent religious figures and broadcasters who have contributed to the programme over the years. There is a foreword by a prominent figure in the faith community, a short profile of each contributor and an index of contributors. To emphasise the point that the reflections can be used daily, they are ordered by date (i.e. 1st January, 2nd January etc), and each entry is selected on the basis of it being as date-specific as possible. The date of broadcast is underneath each entry, and dates are also marked at the top corners of each page so they can be found easily. The spacious design includes page openers for each month with simple line illustrations. Prayer for the Day is a beautiful and inspirational addition to any bedside table, with religious meditations that both participate in the ecumenical spirit of the 21st century and equip you perfectly for each day’s journey.

365 Days of Prayer for Depression Anxiety

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I put my hope in your words. PSALM 119:147 NRSV God, in the restlessness of endless thoughts that won't quit, worry sometimes leads me to sleepless nights. When I cannot calm my mind, I have access ...

365 Days of Prayer for Depression   Anxiety

When life’s troubles overwhelm you and you feel yourself slipping into depression or filled with anxiety, find your peace in God. Take comfort in knowing that he cares deeply for you and he will be with you in your darkest moments. 365 Days of Prayer for Depression & Anxiety is a collection of daily prayers that help you find the compassion, confidence, courage, identity, inspiration, and purpose you need to get through each day. Heartfelt prayers, encouraging Scriptures, and prompting questions give you an opportunity to consider more deeply the hope found in God and in the promises of his Word. Begin to experience underlying joy and peace as you dwell in the love and care of your heavenly Father.