Teaching about prayer

A selection of books that help us to understand prayer and learn some new ways of praying.

Living the Prayer

Living the Prayer

The everyday challenge of the Lord's Prayer Trystan Owain Hughes £7.99

Living the Prayer is a fresh perspective on the Lord's Prayer. Rooted in the Bible as well as in contemporary culture, it explores how this prayer can radically challenge and transform our daily lives. Contained in the prayer's seventy words is a fresh and innovative way of viewing, and acting in, the world that is as relevant now as it was 2000 years ago. The author shows that this revolutionary prayer demands that we don't remain on our knees, but, rather, that we work towards making God's topsy-turvy, downside-up kingdom an everyday reality.

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Praying the Bible with Luther

Praying the Bible with Luther

A simple approach to everyday prayer Michael Parsons £7.99

Praying biblically and with intent. There is a need in today's church to relate scripture and prayer in such a way as to enable us to speak God's words after him. This book takes a simple lectio divina approach developed in the sixteenth century by Martin Luther and offers practical guidance to pray in this way. Beginning each time of prayer with a Bible passage, Luther would meditate on it with four 'strands' in mind: teaching, thanksgiving, repentance and supplication. Then he would pray, having his thoughts shaped by his reading, praying God's words after him, confident of God's grace. Praying the Bible with Luther explains this method, demonstrates it and encourages readers to follow his example, helping us to turn scripture into prayer and to pray it into our own lives today.

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Using the Jesus Prayer

Using the Jesus Prayer

Steps to a simpler Christian Life John Twisleton £6.99

In this book on the ancient Orthodox practice of the Jesus Prayer, John Twisleton gives practical guidance on releasing its capacity to inspire all those seeking to grow in prayer. He shows how it offers a summary of faith that is not only clear, memorable and portable, but a biblical aid to praying at all times. By sharing wider Christian teaching on the Jesus Prayer as well as his own experience of using it, he reveals its Spirit-given power to bypass a distracted mind and make worship a natural part of daily life.

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Creating a Life with God

Creating a Life with God

The call of ancient prayer practices Daniel Wolpert £7.99

Are you longing to take your relationship with God to a new level? This book introduces you to twelve prayer practices that invite you to solitude and silence, invite you to use your mind and imagination, invite you to use your body and your creativity and invite you to connect with nature and community.

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80 Creative Prayer Ideas

80 Creative Prayer Ideas

A resource for church and group use Claire Daniel £8.99

Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life but people often struggle with actually getting on and doing it. This book offers 80 imaginative and creative ideas for setting up 'prayer stations', practical ways of praying that involve the senses - touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, and hearing, rather than simply reflecting, as we bring our hopes, fears, dreams and doubts to God.

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The Sacred Place of Prayer

The Sacred Place of Prayer

The human person created in God's image Jean Marie Dwyer £6.99

Prayer is not a complicated set of methods or exercises, but as simple as living life, being ourselves, and bringing God into our daily routine. Because we are all created in God's image, each of us is the privileged and sacred place of prayer.

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When You Pray

When You Pray

Daily Bible reflections for Lent and Easter on the Lord's Prayer Joanna Collicutt £7.99

In these Bible readings for Lent and Easter, Joanna Collicutt shows how growing as a Christian is rooted in the prayer Jesus gave us. As we pray the Lord's Prayer, we express our relationship with God, absorb gospel values and are also motivated to live them out. As we pray to the Father, in union with the Son, through the power of the Spirit, so we begin to take on the character of Christ. The Holy Week readings encourage us to pause, watch and wait at this special season; commentary is kept to a minimum and we spend time reflecting, in the light of the Lord's Prayer, on Luke's description of Christ's passion and resurrection. Includes questions for group discussion.

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The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer

Simon Barrington-Ward Currently out of stock £5.99

An accessible introduction to how to use the Jesus Prayer in devotional practice.

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