Barclay Prayer Book

Barclay Prayer Book
$15.00

Some of William Barclay's most beloved prayers and meditations, originally appearing in his Prayers for the Christian Year and Epilogues and Prayers, have been brought together in this collection. While some of the prayers were written for private use, and others for use in public, so personal was the stamp that Barclay put on them that it is difficult to tell which are which. Written so many years ago but still as fresh and meaningful as ever, these prayers invite us to experience the wellspring of spirituality that nourished this timeless theologian's creativity. Arranged both topically and chronologically through the church year, A Barclay Prayer Book is perfect for personal devotional study and a useful resource for worship leaders.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664227180
Publication Date: 
2003-06-01

Becoming a Praying Congregation: Churchwide Leadership Tools [With DVD ROM]

Becoming a Praying Congregation: Churchwide Leadership Tools [With DVD ROM]
$39.99

Becoming a Praying Congregation is designed to help leaders teach, inspire and example deeper prayer life for the entire congregation through worship, study, ministry teams and individual devotion.

Using ideas and examples fromcongregations with active prayer ministries, leaders willbe inspired to develop deeper prayer practices in:

  • worship
  • decision-making groups
  • prayer ministry team
  • age-level classes
  • households
  • Tools include:

  • worship prayer activities
  • DVD
  • planning ideas for Sunday School or small groups for children, youth and adults
  • guidelines for building or reviving a prayer ministry team
  • help for special services like healing prayer services, meditations, prayer for the church and its mission
  • Rueben Job's When You Pray can be used as a daily devotional for individuals and small groups participating in the program.

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426702822
    Publication Date: 
    2009-11-01
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    Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals

    Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals
    $13.00
    "Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do." from the Introduction Activists Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove show how prayer and action must go together. Their exposition of key Bible passages provides concrete examples of how a life of prayer fuels social engagement and the work of justice. Phrases like "give us this day our daily bread" and "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" take on new meaning when applied to feeding the hungry or advocating for international debt relief. If you hope to see God change society, you must be an ordinary radical who prays and then is ready to become the answer to your own prayers."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830836222
    Publication Date: 
    2008-10-03
    Publisher: 

    Beginning Prayer

    Beginning Prayer
    $14.00
    Do you long for a closer relationship with God but don't know where to start? Have you ever felt awkward or frustrated when you tried to pray? You are not alone. Many Christians are insecure about their prayer life. John Killinger, a former pastor and professor, is well qualified to give step-by-step instructions for how to pray. In this simple how-to book, he answers basic questions beginners have about prayer. BEGINNING PRAYER will help you learn: * the appropriate attitude for prayer * the best time to pray * where to pray * postures for prayer * 21 methods of praying This book, an Upper Room classic, is also an excellent resource for Sunday school teachers and other church leaders who are asked about prayer.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780835811866
    Publication Date: 
    2013-01-01

    Book of Common Prayer Red

    Book of Common Prayer Red
    $19.99

    This compact yet comprehensive prayer book is a cherished resource for Episcopalians everywhere and the perfect choice for wide distribution in schools and for use as a pew prayer book. The Holy Eucharist, the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord's Day and other major Feasts, and Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, as set forth in this book, are the regular services appointed for public worship in this Church.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780866835404
    Publication Date: 
    1983-01-01
    Author: 
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    Book of Not So Common Prayer: A New Way to Pray, a New Way to Live

    Book of Not So Common Prayer: A New Way to Pray, a New Way to Live
    $15.99
    Do you want to pray deeper, longer, more fervently? Do you want to move from the same old, same old prayer routine to a radical, challenging, and inspiring prayer life? Do you want to put more meaning and effort into your conversations with God?

    The Book of Not-So Common Prayer is a handbook that combines spiritual insight with practical action steps you can take to change your prayer habits and change your life. In describing her own transformation from a person who prayed on the run to a person who prays four times a day, Linda McCullough Moore builds a compelling case for a life founded on prayer. Drawing inspiration from the ancient practice of meditation, Moore shows how any time spent in prayer will transform the time you spend with your family, at work, or in play. She then delivers a well-supported methodical process you can follow to experience more depth, meaning, and joy in your prayers.

    A masterful blend of useful models and stories of transformation, this beautifully written, evocative, and intelligent handbook will inspire you to embark on a new adventure in faith . . . one step at a time.

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426778339
    Publication Date: 
    2014-06-03
    Publisher: 

    Cat Psalms

    Cat Psalms
    $8.99
    This collection of psalm--prayers is based on Brokering's observations of cats he has known throughout his life--farm cats, house cats, alley cats. Each psalm expresses an observation about a cat's nature, written in the voice of the cat, followed by a prayer in which the human spirit speaks of its cat--like nature to God.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780806644981
    Publication Date: 
    2003-07-01
    Author: 
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    Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

    Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
    $24.99

    Common Prayer helps today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. The book also includes a unique songbook composed of music and classic lyrics to over fifty songs from various traditions, including African spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants. Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer. Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take on liturgy.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310326199
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-10

    Diary of Private Prayer

    Diary of Private Prayer
    $9.99
    With over a million copies in print, John Baillie’s classic collection of scripture and prayers is a beautiful daily devotional, the perfect companion guide to any Christian seeking to enrich their life through growth in prayer.

    In this book of personal devotions, noted theologian Dr. John Baillie offers personal prayers for people who are seeking a better understanding of God and themselves. Intermingling adoring and meditative thoughts about God with a concern for the social and individual good, these daily invocations help and inspire us to search within our inner selves and find the deep religious beliefs that lie within.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780684824987
    Publication Date: 
    1996-07-01

    Divine Hours, Pocket Edition

    Divine Hours, Pocket Edition
    $17.95
    When Phyllis Tickle's marvelous devotional trilogy The Divine HoursTM appeared, readers responded with gratitude, praise, and a great many requests for an edition of hourly prayers that they could easily carry with them--an edition that would make this ancient form of Christian worship compatible with the pace and mobility of modern life.
    Now, in The Divine Hours Pocket EditionTM, Tickle has gathered one full week of fixed-hour prayers, providing an ideal companion for travelers, office-workers, people on retreat or pilgrimage, as well as newcomers to this age-old spiritual practice. As Tickle writes in her introduction, "prayer is always a place as well as an action, and the daily offices are like small chapels or wayside stations within the day's courses." Seven of these daily offices are offered for each day of the week, and each office contains the Call to Prayer, the Request for Presence, the Greeting, the Reading, the Gloria, the Psalm, the Small Verse, the Lord's Prayer, the Petition, and the Final Thanksgiving. Tickle draws her texts primarily from the Book of Common Prayer and the writings of the Church Fathers, and includes memorable devotional and meditative poems by Cleland McAfee, Charles Wesley, and others. Tickle also provides a chapter of "Traditional, Seasonal, and Occasional Prayers" in order to accommodate special dates like Advent, Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving; major life-changes such as marriage, birth, death, and illness; and moments of special petition or thanksgiving.
    For all those who want to carry a "small chapel" of prayers with them, The Divine Hours Pocket EditionTM offers a convenient, easy-to-use, and deeply spiritual guide to a devotional practice that extends all the way back to Christ and the twelve Apostles.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0195316932
    Publication Date: 
    2007-05-01

    Does Your Church Have a Prayer? Particpant's Workbook

    Does Your Church Have a Prayer? Particpant's Workbook
    $9.00
    Congregations seeking revitalization can take heart. Jesus has already prayed for their unity so that they may share his love with the world! The Does Your Church Have a Prayer? Participant's Guide consists of a six week plan of Bible studies that, along with sermons and worship, will help generate congregation feedback critical to establishing a twenty-four month action plan for the congregation. Each week's study offers a prayer to open the time together, questions to encourage scriptural reflection, and questions to facilitate thought and input as the congregation makes intentional decisions regarding its mission and ministry.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780881775679
    Publication Date: 
    2009-05-01

    Dog Psalms

    Dog Psalms
    $8.99
    In this companion to Cat Psalms, Herbert Brokering explores the similarities in the relationship between dogs and owners with the relationship between humans and God. His on-the-mark descriptions of attributes in dogs--trusting, pleading, loving, guarding--are followed with prayers that explore these traits in our relationship with God. Whimsical and insightful, Dog Psalms is for readers seeking creative expressions of their faith.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780806651606
    Publication Date: 
    2004-06-01

    Finding Your Voice in the Psalms: An Invitation to Honest Prayer

    Finding Your Voice in the Psalms: An Invitation to Honest Prayer
    $12.00
    Liz Canham conveys her love for the Psalms in a way that will surely lure others to discover their beauty and power. Canham explores 7 themes found in the Psalms and guides readers to pray the Psalms and write their own psalms for personal prayer and worship. This book will help readers bring all of their emotions to God, including joy, anger, desperation, and yearning for God. A Leader's Guide is included.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780835811958
    Publication Date: 
    2013-04-01
    Author: 
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    Gathered in the Word: Praying the Scripture in Small Groups

    Gathered in the Word: Praying the Scripture in Small Groups
    $12.00
    Many of us thirst for a meaningful spiritual life. We may even begin a spiritual journey, yet before we are very far along, we discover we need help. Is the living, compassionate God revealed in scripture in a way that offers guidance and comfort to us in our contemporary lives? Norvene Vest says a resounding "Yes!" Using the classic spiritual practice of lectio divina or "divine reading" in the context of small, intimate prayer groups, she shows how this devotional and prayerful reading of the scriptures leads us to a deeper understanding of and relationship with God.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780835808064
    Publication Date: 
    1997-02-01
    Author: 
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    Great Prayers of the Old Testament

    Great Prayers of the Old Testament
    $15.00

    A number of moving prayers can be found in the Old Testament and throughout Scripture. In this accessible volume, world-renowned scholar Walter Brueggemann offers his insight and wisdom on twelve prayers in the Old Testament, listening to the biblical text and explaining how these examples of ancient prayer can make prayer come alive for us today. Among the prayers explored are those by Abraham, Moses, Hannah, David, Solomon, Jonah, Jeremiah, Hezekiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Daniel, and Job. The prayers in this volume express joy and lament and show the depths of human experience and the majestic grace of a loving God who hears everything and takes every prayer to heart.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780664231743
    Publication Date: 
    1901-12-13

    Guide to Prayer for All God's People leatherflex

    Guide to Prayer for All God's People leatherflex
    $18.00
    A compilation of scripture, prayers and spiritual readings, this inexhaustible resource contains thematically arranged material for each week of the year and for monthly personal retreats. Its contents have made it a sought-after desk reference, a valuable library resource and a cherished companion.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780835807104
    Publication Date: 
    1994-08-01
    Author: 
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    Guide to Prayer for Ministers & Others leatherflex

    Guide to Prayer for Ministers & Others leatherflex
    $18.00
    A best seller for more than a decade! This classic devotional and prayer book includes thematically arranged material for each week of the year as well as themes and schedules for 12 personal retreats. The authors have adopted the following daily format for this prayer book: daily invocations, readings, scripture, reflection, prayers, weekly hymns, benedictions and printed psalms. A deluxe gift edition is also available.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780835805599
    Publication Date: 
    1983-01-01
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Guidebook to Prayer: Twenty-Four Ways to Walk with God

    Guidebook to Prayer: Twenty-Four Ways to Walk with God
    $18.00
    Why is prayer so hard? Many of us have asked that question. We want to pray. We intend to pray. But, as spiritual director and professor MaryKate Morse notes, "We don't pray as consistently or as meaningfully as we might like." And yet prayer offers us such spiritual riches. Prayer
    • draws us to experience love and to be love
    • increases our faith
    • expands our vision of God
    • helps us grow in self-understanding
    • gives us perspective on life and death
    Morse continues: "Through prayer, we experience forgiveness, guidance and peace. We are healed physically and emotionally. We experience the mystery of God, see truth and receive spiritual gifts. We receive vision and courage for God's mission. Faith becomes more beautiful, more real." This guidebook is designed to move you from lamenting over prayerlessness to the joy of praying. Whether you are a beginner or a lifetime person of faith, you will find a treasure trove of riches here to guide you into a deeper experience of prayer. Each chapter explores a different angle of prayer with sections focusing on each of the persons of the Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And each chapter offers specific ways to pray both on your own, with a partner or in a group. Sprinkled throughout are reflections from the author's former students describing on their own experience with these practices. A treasure trove of both resources and encouragement, you will find this book to be an indispensable guide to your life of prayer.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830835782
    Publication Date: 
    2013-10-04

    House of Prayer: The Power of Praying in Community

    House of Prayer: The Power of Praying in Community
    $16.00
    A House of Prayer begins with a personal story: a moment of a deep sense of isolation and spiritual distress that gives way to a deep sense of abiding connectedness and community. That movement from isolation to serenity by means of praying together, spiritually or physically, is the emphasis of this book. Steagald believes that praying together allows the church to become "one," as Jesus intended, and the "Body" St. Paul described. The author incorporates memoir, travelogue, reflection on scripture, church history, and psychology as he builds a compelling case for congregations to put more focus on praying as a community.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780835813211
    Publication Date: 
    2014-04-01

    Knitting into the Mystery

    Knitting into the Mystery
    $24.00

    Knitters there are 38 million of them in the United States alone - are part of a long and quiet tradition that's both plainly practical and deeply spiritual. With needles clicking, they weave together not just garments to warm the body but also comfort and companionship to nurture the soul.

    This tradition is flowering today through knitting ministries, a worldwide ecumenical movement of small groups of women who gather to pray and knit for those in need. As they create shawls for people burdened with illness and sorrow, their handiwork becomes an expression, not only of their love and concern, but also of the loving care of the God who works through them.

    In this beautifully illustrated book, the authors - a United Church of Christ minister and a Roman Catholic laywoman - share stories of how the knitting ministry has touched lives and hearts around the world. They offer directions for knitting the shawls and for starting a parish or community knitting ministry. The book also provides a selection of prayers, written from many faith traditions, to offer along with each completed shawl.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780819219671

    Lord's Prayer: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray

    Lord's Prayer: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray
    $9.99
    A 6-week exploration of the Lord's Prayer (traditional version) that shows readers how this ancient prayer can serve as a model for their prayers today.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780835810661
    Publication Date: 
    2011-08-01
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    More Dog Psalms Prayers My Dogs Have Taught Me

    More Dog Psalms Prayers My Dogs Have Taught Me
    $8.99
    Dog Psalms is one of Herb Brokering's best-selling titles. Now More Dog Psalms brings further inspiration to lovers of dogs...and lovers of the Psalms and prayer.

    Inspired by Brokering's observations of dogs, each of these whimsical, playful psalm-meditations is filled with tender wisdom and expresses what dogs can teach us about peace and peace building. A prayer that encourages readers and offers fresh, new ways to pray more deeply and with more imagination and understanding follows each meditation.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780806680422
    Publication Date: 
    2008-03-01

    Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King JR.

    Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King JR.
    $16.95
    Based on years of original research, Never to Leave Us Alone is the first book-length treatment of the prayer life of the famed religious and civil rights leader. Drawing on personal prayers that King recited as a seminarian and graduate student, preacher, pastor, and then civil rights leader, award-winning historian Lewis Baldwin explains how King turned to both private prayer and meditation for his own spiritual fulfillment, and to public prayer as part of his sermonic discourse, as an aspect of his pastoral care, and as a way of moving, inspiring, and reaffirming people in the context of a crusade for equal rights, social justice, and peace. In the end, Baldwin argues, King's prayer life and reflections offer important keys not only to King the man but also to our own cultivation of core human values. The book includes photographs.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780800697440
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-01

    Oxford Book of Prayer

    Oxford Book of Prayer
    $19.95
    Now reset with a fresh contemporary look, here is an attractive reissue of the late Bishop George Appletons celebrated selection of over 1,100 prayers from many centuries and many traditions, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Iranian, Shinto, Classical Greek and Latin, Native American, and Bahai. The wide-ranging contents of The Oxford Book of Prayer reflect the cooperation of the many advisers who have ensured that the choice of prayers is ecumenical in the widest sense of the word. The prayers are grouped under various headings and there is a subject index to guide the user to prayers for particular occasions, as well as an index of authors and sources. The book may thus be used for browsing or for more structured prayer, for private meditation or for public worship.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780199561230
    Publication Date: 
    2009-04-15

    Paths to Prayer: Finding Your

    Paths to Prayer: Finding Your
    $21.95
    With step-by-step instructions for over forty ways to pray, this valuable guide contains a wealth of timeless spiritual prayer practices that Christians have used over the last 2000 years from cultures around the world. Among the prayer practices you'll encounter in this book are the daily office, the prayer shawl, praying with icons, centering prayer, fasting, prayer beads, walking a labyrinth, pilgrimage, anointing for healing, and praying the scriptures.

    Paths to Prayer offers a whole-person approach to prayer that takes into account each person's individuality and doesn't assume we all relate to God in the same way. A prayer styles self-assessment will help you reflect on your life, your preferences, and your unique way of interacting with the world. Try new dimensions of praying-- innovative, searching, relational, and experiential-- to deepen your encounter with the divine.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780787965655
    Publication Date: 
    2003-09-26
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