A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835809993
  • Publisher: Upper Room Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 822,931
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 10
How to Use This Guide to Prayer 11
Introduction to the Liturgical Calendar 15
Weekly Guidance: Including Daily Order of Prayer and Readings for Reflection 19
The Season of Advent 20
1. God's Preposterous Promise 22
2. Nagging Questions 28
3. God's Revolutionary Purpose 34
4. I Am Yours 40
The Season of Christmas 47
5. God Clothed in Human Flesh 48
6. Reading the Signs 56
The Season of Epiphany 66
7. Dangerous Journey 68
8. The Wisdom of Seeking God 74
9. Saying Yes to God's Call 80
10. Come and Rest Awhile 88
11. My Beloved 94
12. When All Our Systems Fail 100
13. The Temptation of Jesus 106
14. Denying Our Mortality 112
15. Listening to God 118
The Season of Lent 126
16. Discipleship: Serving with Jesus 128
17. The Cost of Discipleship 134
18. Living the Transformed Life 140
19. Why Do We Drift Away? 146
20. A Notorious Hope 154
Palm Sunday or the Passion of Christ 161
21. The Prince of Peace 162
The Season of Easter 169
22. Jesus Christ Is Alive 170
23. Jesus Meets Us on the Way 178
24. From Fear to Courage 184
25. Love Makes the Difference 190
26. Taken Where You Do Not Want to Go 198
27. Receiving Direction 204
28. Waiting to Receive Instructions 210
The Day of Pentecost 217
29. Power from Beyond Ourselves 218
The Season after Pentecost 224
Trinity Sunday 225
30. God Lives in Community 226
31. A Driving Passion 234
32. Choosing Faithful Leaders 240
33. Conversion 248
34. Signs and Wonders 254
35. Encountering Opposition 260
36. Praying for Boldness 268
37. Audacious Prayers/Perfect Response 276
38. Principles and Practices of Disciples 282
39. At the Table with Jesus 290
40. Teach Us to Pray 298
41. Who Is This Who Forgives Sinners? 304
42. Do You Want to Get Well? 310
43. Repentance 316
44. Living Water 324
45. No Condemnation 332
46. Making Room for God 340
47. Compassion for the World 348
48. When Nothing Goes Our Way 354
49. When Jesus Slips Away 362
50. Eating the Bread of Anxious Toil 368
51. What Are You Looking For? 374
52. Choose Life 380
53. From Doubt to Belief 388
54. Claim Your Inheritance 394
55. A New Beginning 400
Reign of Christ Sunday 405
56. When All Is Said and Done 406
Index of Readings 411
Acknowledgments 416
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  • Posted October 24, 2009

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    This guide completed my search for a devotional

    I am a Methodist. I have always struggled maintaining a daily study of God's word or daily prayer time, and this guide has helped. It sits prominently in front of me at work along with my bible, and at moments of pause or moments of need, I pick it up.

    The book is organized around the lectionary calendar, which has allowed me to explore relevant scriptures used in the upcoming worship each week. This has enhanced my worship experience, as the scriptures are in my thoughts before I step foot in the sanctuary each week.

    The book is structured in such a way, that you can construct your own worship or devotional time. It combines prayers and writings of Christians both present and past with relevant scriptures, and flows it in a logical process. There are points in the process where you paint in your own reflections and prayers. You can choose to follow or disregard the flow to tailor it to your situation.

    I find Bishop Job's contributions to this guide particularly insightful.

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