Various Psalms call our attention to the reality of prayer as an ongoing part of our spiritual lives:. Prayer is our ongoing spiritual breath, and is as necessary to spiritual vitality as physical breath is to living. We cannot hope to experience spiritual renewal apart from an emphasis on prayer. Right now across the Southern Baptist Convention and I realize many of you are not part of our convention , I am calling churches to give an entire Sunday morning worship service to prayer.
Please see how you can lead this in your church or encourage your pastor to do so by watching how we Ied 7, people at the recent Southern Baptist Convention in a two and one-half hour prayer meeting. Please call your church to prayer.
So, rather than waiting for calamity to turn to God in prayer, let us live prayer filled lives. Let us wake in the morning in conversation with God.
Let us talk to Him throughout the day. Let us praise Him throughout our waking hours, and entrust our lives to Him as we drift off to sleep. Any time and all the time, let us turn to God in prayer and He will send us the renewal we need for our lives. Bible Studies for Life. I was looking for a book of prayers and found this in the second hand book store. She has some beautiful prayers in here that say what your heart is saying when you do not have the words.
She has daily prayers, prayers for difficult situations, a prayer for your child that I prayed often over one of mine. I keep it by my bedside and often read the prayers. Oprah quotes her prayers often I've noticed. This is the second time through this book for me. I keep it on my bedstand because it is better than aspirin for what ails you.
Very soothing and comforting any time of day but especially in the middle of the night. Oct 28, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: I've thoroughly enjoyed this book of prayers and will continue choosing prayers here and there when I need to layer my perspective with renewed joy and gratitude. I like that the God Marianne prays to is not a religious God from a specific set of doctrine. It is more like an all-encompassing presence of love. She has explained this concept in her book "Return to Love," but this book could serve as a first look through her sightline of grace as well.
Adding prayer into my daily life has helped me I've thoroughly enjoyed this book of prayers and will continue choosing prayers here and there when I need to layer my perspective with renewed joy and gratitude. Adding prayer into my daily life has helped me practice my values and work towards becoming the person I want to be at each moment and in each daily interaction.
I'm on my way to becoming a Marianne expert, it seems, and proud of it! Jan 05, Dawn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book has prayers for every kind of celebration. The divorce prayer and ceremony is one every person who is going through a divorce should read and do.
There are prayers for the world, your enemies, your pets etc. Only Marianne Williamson can invoke such intention in her prayers, she gets to the heart and moves you. Mar 04, Sharon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Beautiful prayers for many every day situations. The prayer for our children is wonderful. There are prayers for a new day, prayers for achievement at work, etc.
Dec 22, Sandy Markley klieger rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this book! It has prayers for many situations. I especially love the morning and evening prayers. I keep them on my bedside table and read them often. Sep 19, Linda added it. Love this book - keep it beside my nightstand. Sep 24, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. This is a beautiful book! I heard so much about it and finally purchased it from a local bookstore and love it.
My mom saw it at my house, picked it up and was so impressed with the prayers. That is saying a lot because my mom is a master prayer! The phrasing evokes such beautiful imagery and faith. I have found it to be an excellent reference book to use for many years to come.
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Apr 16, Kathleen rated it it was amazing. Enjoyed the simplicity of this book. I have been a fans of Marianne Williamson since Return to Love. Feb 26, Giorgi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A beautiful book of prayers. Take in mind that even though it has a lot of wisdom in introductory parts it still is a book of prayers. Good to have one and use daily: Apr 02, Yelda Basar Moers rated it really liked it Shelves: There is no mention of a prophet or religious lingo, just God and the contemplation to reach him with these words.
There are prayers for everything you could imagine, healing, love, children, money, failure, achievement and work, daily prayers and renewal prayers. The prayers are as powerful as those of the three monotheistic traditions, yet they are bare and simple, applicable to anyone.
She also offers her own commentary to spirituality, written as a preface to her prayers. Meditation is just as important to her as prayer. Our brains hence emit different waves as we receive information more deeply than we do during normal waking consciousness. It is a deep and profound silence, in which we allow ourselves to be still and know Him.
My daughter, I pray oh mighty and merciful Lord for her safe return. Thank You for my chance to begin again. Hi Elizabeth, Joining you in prayer for news of your brother and for his safe return to his family. Share on Pinterest Share. She is a master of putting thoughts to words, which is one reason that her prayers are so meaningful and beautiful. Time to Pray A way to communicate with God. Apr 16, Kathleen rated it it was amazing.
In that silence, we are changed. During meditation, she says, we can speak soul to soul and hear the response. Where we experience conflict, let us find the soul of the other in silence, in prayer. May 20, Helynne rated it really liked it.
This was a lovely experience as an audio book because Marianne Williamson's voice is so sincere and soothing as she reads through these gentle prayers that are on a variety of topics. However, it's nice to have a hard copy of the book as well for frequent future reference. Williamson's overall premise is that life is all about love, and that a life without heart is a life without life force or chi, as the Chinese call it. She explains her choice of the book's title in Chapter 2: It lifts us above the lies of the world by helping us to detach from them.
Illumination is both our source and our destiny, and the reason we came here and the reason we stay" Most of the rest of the book consists of suggested prayers for various types of people and situations. There are daily prayers, prayers for the soul, prayers for the body, for relationships, for healing, for work, creativity and for the rest of the world. Her prayer of Amends to the African-American is particularly touching.
May the spirit of this amends bring peace to your soul. Truly, you have waited long" I also liked her prayer on money, part of which states, "I want money to flow freely into me and through me, that it might bless my life and the lives of others. Really, there is hardly a life's experience that isn't covered by one of Williamson's prayers. This is truly a book that has something to comfort everyone. Jul 05, Maddy rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are at least a few prayers in here that will speak to everyone and anyone!
Very lovely and well-written prayers. Jan 12, Alcqueline rated it really liked it Shelves: This is one of my daily reader books. It helps keep me spiritually focused, balanced and open-minded for what is coming my way. Also, it helps me focus more on how to better interpret stressful situations in my life. It is actively assisting me to eliminate some of my negative behaviors.