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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    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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    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

    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

    Listen: Praying in a Noisy World

    Listen: Praying in a Noisy World
    $14.99
    We live in a world of noise. Everywhere we go, we hear sounds that compete for our minds and hearts. Listening to God requires a deliberate choice to shut out the chaos around us and focus our thoughts.

    Listen, by Rueben P. Job, is a 40-day experience created to offer help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine, and those whose lives seem too busy to pray. With a focus on listening prayer and prayer as a two-way conversation, the experience will assist individuals and groups in building and deepening a personal prayer practice and spiritual discernment.

    As we learn to listen, we find a new depth and fulfillment in our relationship with God and a new experience of God as guide and companion in our lives. The daily prayer pattern includes an invitation, silence, Bible reading, a story, guided time for reflecting and listening, and practical help for developing six specific prayer practices.

    Listen is perfect for use by individuals, small groups, or congregations during Lent, Easter, or any time of year.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426780745
    Publication Date: 
    2014-01-07

    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: 
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    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

    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
    Author: 
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    Pray for Me: The Power in Praying for Others

    Pray for Me: The Power in Praying for Others
    $12.00
    Pray for me, someone says to you. How seriously do you take such a request? Ken Carter, a pastor for nearly 30 years, says that he has learned to honor the request Pray for me as a cry for help. It is an acknowledgment that we are limited and finite creatures. It is a trust placed in a higher power, he comments. It is always prompted by a situation that would not be desired, yet it is always an occasion for the grace of God. Carter compares a person in need whether it s because of illness, grief, a broken relationship, a job loss, or a spiritual crisis to someone holding a bucket that is full. The bucket is filled with emotion, grief, confusion, and disappointment. An intercessor comes alongside the person in need, holding an empty bucket. The person in need pours out his or her concerns into the intercessor s empty bucket. The intercessor then receives that person s agenda as a calling from God to pray for him or her.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780835810906
    Publication Date: 
    2012-02-01

    Prayer 10th Anniversary Edit

    Prayer 10th Anniversary Edit
    $24.99

    Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest.

    Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable . . . At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery."

    Foster shows how prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads us beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing us closer to God, to ourselves, and to our community.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780060628468
    Publication Date: 
    1992-09-01

    Prayer Shawl Companion: 38 Knitted Designs to Embrace Inspire & Celebrate Life

    Prayer Shawl Companion: 38 Knitted Designs to Embrace Inspire & Celebrate Life
    $22.95
    For many, the ultimate expression of spirituality is charity. And for years, people have been crafting prayer shawls - knitted wraps to comfort those in times of need and to help others celebrate special occasions. Written by the two women at the heart of this groundswell of charity knitting, The Prayer Shawl Companion presents 38 wondrous wraps for all occasions, from baptism to remembrance. The book includes easy, intermediate, and challenging patterns for such inspiring creations as The Calming Shawl, and the Friendship Patchwork Shawl, and many more. Since knitting itself can be a gloriously spiritual activity, Bristow and Cole-Galo also offer advice on creating a peaceful creative environment and include heartwarming stories to and from shawl recipients. Professional knitwear designers like Kaffe Fassett and Nicky Epstein have donated more than 10 patterns.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781600850035
    Publication Date: 
    2008-09-23

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