Peter Kreeft brings his unique insights to this most important area of our spiritual lives. He claims he himself is still a beginner in prayer, and this book is for all those, like him, who feel that they are not good at praying but desire to become much better at it. Thus, Kreeft offers simple, but profound advice and practical steps for developing a prayer life based on the time-tested wisdom of the saints and great spiritual writers, especially the principles found in Brother Lawrence's classic, The Practice of the Presence of God. In short, straight-forward and unsentimental chapters, Kreeft covers all the key areas for understanding and developing that intimate form of communication with our Creator that we call prayer. He covers such areas as the necessity of prayer, various motives and methods, steps, patience, suffering, sin, faith, and grace.
An uplifting guide to powerful prayer The simple act of prayer can give you courage and strength in challenging times, provide answers to life's questions, help you foster a personal connection to a higher power, and fill your heart with profound comfort and peace. But how many of us have been taught how to pray? The art of effective prayer is fully explored in this one-of-a-kind guidebook by award-winning author Richard Webster. Whether you're addressing God, the universe, or your Higher Self, this book on prayer for beginners will help you connect with the divine. Webster offers easy techniques for achieving a state of mind conducive to a meaningful spiritual exchange for complete health and wellness. You'll also discover how prayer is linked to magic, as well as how to strengthen prayers with chakra energy, create a sacred space, pray with a mandala, and communicate with angels. Webster also shares fascinating testimonials—from personal anecdotes to proven scientific experiments—that illuminate the immense power of prayer.
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.
Some may think that the point of prayer is to get our own way with extra-terrestrial help, or to save us from facing the problems of life, or to provide an escape from 'reality', or to give an emotional uplift that makes you feel food. Some may think that prayer is a way of expanding our consciousness which is achieved by our own discipline and personal effort at self-improvement. These are caricatures of what Christian prayer really is. There may be a strand of truth in some of them, but they miss the real point of prayer.
A Simple Guide on How to Pray and Experience the Power of God
Author: Carley R Lester
Pubpsher: Independently Published
We have been taught right from infancy that prayer has so much power and that constant communication with the Almighty is the way to experience the remarkable nature of God and build an intimate relationship with Him. The issue here, however, is that only a handful of individuals know how to truly pray genuinely in the real sense of the word and action. In this guide, I have outlined and explained what prayer is and how to pray effortlessly and concisely. "Learn How to Pray for Beginners" will guide you on how to pray at certain times and under specific situations. With prayers comes abundant blessings and fosters a closer and long lasting relationship with your Creator. Praying does not have to be a chore or monotonous as you must have observed. It is a beautiful and wholesome act that should be powerful and personal. You will learn how to set up your prayer life and in the process develop your unique style of praying. Praying should come from a place of humility and readiness to truly experience the awesome power of the Holy Spirit. Your innermost person will be enlightened on creating a divine pattern of true worship, petition, and intercession with the presence of the Holy Trinity all around you at all times. This book on how to pray offers a new perspective on getting closer to God, and it is welded so much power, and it is so simple. Your life will undergo a great turn around all to the Glory of God.Take that step in the right direction today.
In this six-session study, award-winning author Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat—the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect—of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? How does it work? And more importantly, does it work? In theory, prayer is the essential human act, a priceless point of contact between us and the God of the universe. In practice, prayer is often frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? is an exploration of the mysterious intersection where God and humans meet and relate. Designed for use with the video.
The Talmud is filled with knowledge, inspiration, and insights that enrich all facets of Jewish life. Yet many are intimidated by the thought of studying its text, and their hesitancy prevents them from experiencing the wisdom of its words. In this new volume, Rabbi Judith Abrams takes readers with her on a journey through one volume of the Talmud, offering reassuring guidance and making it meaningful and accessible to all. The Talmud for Beginners–Volume 1: Prayer is the first book in a series by Rabbi Abrams. For lay readers who are unfamiliar with Talmud, this work serves as an introduction to talmudic thought. For those who are familiar with talmudic methodology, this volume will serve as a convenient overview of one book of the Talmud, Berachot (literally, "blessings").