Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God. From the Hardcover edition.
Composed c. 233, the treatise on Prayer is not merely a treatise, but a prayer itself. The Exhortation was composed c. 235 to provide solace for Origen's great friend and patron, Ambrose, and the presbyter, Protoctetus, both of whom had been imprisoned.
Release on 2006-10-01 | by Philip Zaleski,Carol Zaleski
Author: Philip Zaleski,Carol Zaleski
Pubpsher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Paying homage to prayer traditions from around the world and throughout history, this celebration of prayer covers everything from Pentacostalist revivals to the sacred pipe to the Catholic rosary. Reprint.
Prayer is one of the central activities of Christian life. This anniversary edition of Karl Barth's lectures on the Lord's Prayer, along with supplementary essays by three Barth scholars, introduces us to what he had to say about this important Christian practice. For Barth, the ultimate aim of all theology is worship, and here he mines the theological and spiritual wisdom of Luther, Calvin, and the Heidelberg Catechism, urging us to participate in the work of God through prayer.
This book is about how the time you spend alone with God in prayer will help you dramatically transform your prayer life. It has sixteen chapters. Each chapter opens with a focus scripture that captures the essence, main concepts, and contents. It covers a variety of topics including, what prayer is about, why you pray, how to know the creative will of God, how the Holy Spirit helps you to pray, why pray according to Gods will, why pray and wait, how to ask from God, how to plan and put discipline in your prayer, why humble yourself, why spend time alone with God, why pray and not give up, why know and pray the Word of God, how to deal with fear, how to work your faith, and how to release your prayer brakes. It gives you strategies, action tips and principles that will help you transform your prayer life Dr. Samuel O. Enyia is a Professor of Communications and Director of Broadcasting at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois. He has a Doctor of Education degree in Instructional Technology/Media, and MA in Radio-TV-Film, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, MA, in Broadcasting, and BA in Religion and Philosophy, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, and a BTh, Igbaja Seminary, Nigeria. He was Pastor at First Baptist Church, University Park, Illinois, and served as Coordinator of Video/Television Production in the Multimedia Department at New Faith Baptist Church International, Matteson, Illinois He has published many journal articles in his academic discipline and books, Creative Prayer is Not for Showmanship, Mass Communications, South Holland Illinois, Nigeria: Our Nation/Our Destiny: A Blueprint for Democratic Reform, Mass Communications; After Biafra, A Nigerian Igbo Economic Development Revolution, New Frontier Communications . He and his wife Irene have six children and a grandson.
God is not the author of war or calamity but He uses these disasters to the only source of help. He has implanted deeply in every heart a consciousness of Himself to which we instinctively turn in moments of sorrow or danger. The world situation demands a deeper consecration on the part of God's people. The work that must be done can never be accomplished by merely using better plans or new devices. It will not be finished by might or by power but by the Spirit of God. It will be finished by earnest prayer and deeper consecration; by men and women who know their God and who go forward by faith in Him.
This is perhaps the best and most comprehensive book on prayer ever written. From the persons of the Trinity through the Incarnation to the Church and the very structure of the human person, this book is a powerful synthesis of what prayer is and how to pray. The testament of a great theologian on something which is most personal and interior, contemplative prayer.