Every Day I Pray: Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion

Every Day I Pray: Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion

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by Iyanla Vanzant
     
 

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From the bestselling author of Until Today! and
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up comes a unique invitation
to prayer -- and her most deeply personal book yet.


Over the years, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has received many letters from readers who want to know how to pray. Some are afraid they are praying wrong. Some want a…  See more details below

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From the bestselling author of Until Today! and
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up comes a unique invitation
to prayer -- and her most deeply personal book yet.


Over the years, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has received many letters from readers who want to know how to pray. Some are afraid they are praying wrong. Some want a formula. Some think their prayers are unworthy. Here, Iyanla shares the realizations that changed her experience with prayer once and for all: Every thought, every word, every action is a prayer; focus on God's presence in everything -- and everyone -- and prayer becomes as natural as breathing.

The prayers in Everyday I Pray culled from Iyanla's own prayer journal, address a variety of topics and situations. It is Iyanla's hope that they will spark a light in the hearts of readers, and that others will come to know the peace of God's grace. With this intimate collection, she invites readers everywhere to join her in making the thoughts, words, and deeds of everyday life more reverent, honorable, and loving.

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Editorial Reviews

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Oftentimes strength, peace, inspiration, grace, and comfort are realized through prayer. But what constitutes a prayer? Writes Iyanla Vanzant: “Every thought, every word, every action is a prayer." In Every Day I Pray, Vanzant offers more than 50 prayers from her personal Prayer Journal, each addressing a different topic or need. Vanzant hopes “they will spark a light within your heart. Perhaps in the presence of the light you will be inspired to write a prayer of two of your own…[and you] will come to know and experience the peace of God’s grace.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439142523
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
213,288
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

With more than 8 million books in print, Iyanla Vanzant has truly established a dedicated fan base.
Iyanla's path to success took her through a multitude of life-changing experiences that shaped the profound insights she eagerly shares with others. A neglected, overweight, sexually abused child who was shuttled from one family to another, she became a teenage mother on welfare living in the projects of a major urban city. Vanzant took control of her life when she walked out of her second abusive marriage and entered Medgar Evers College in New York and then the City University of New York Law School. She moved to Philadelphia with her children and became a public defender for three years. Then she eventually became an ordained minister, who was committed to a message based on the principles of divine power and self-determination.

Iyanla combined her professional skills with her life's lessons and embarked on a writing and speaking career. Her mass appeal is evident in her overwhelming success as an author. In the Meantime was a #1 New York Times bestseller, where it spent 20 weeks on the list, and she has had numerous other major bestsellers. As a nationally recognized speaker she has sold out such prestigious venues as New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center, Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, Atlanta's Civic Center, and the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Vanzant is also familiar to the daytime TV audience from her role as a regular contributor on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Acclaimed journalist and producer Barbara Walters recognized Vanzant's extraordinary appeal, seeing in her a "breakaway talent" with the potential for huge success in daytime television. With Walters and partner Bill Geddie on board to executive produce, Buena Vista Productions to develop the show, and Buena Vista Television as distributor, the road to Iyanla was forged.

Vanzant has received numerous accolades for her work. In 1992 Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley named October 21st "Tapping the Power Within Day" in honor of a workshop she presented in that city for African-American women. In 1994, the National Association of Equal Opportunity in Education, an organization comprised of the presidents and administrators of the 117 predominantly Black colleges in the United States named her Alumni of the Year. She also was awarded an "Oni" by the International Congress of Black Women as one of the nation's unsung heroes, and she served as the national spokesperson for Literacy Volunteers of America in 1998.

In 1999 she was listed among the 100 Most Influential African-Americans by Ebony magazine. Later that year, she was awarded the 31st NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work, Non-Fiction" for Yesterday I Cried. She also earned her first Honorary Doctorate degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from the City University of New York, Medgar Evars College. In 2000, she earned her second honorary degree, Doctor of Divinity, from the Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, Ebony has named her one of their "55 Most Intriguing People," Vibe magazine tabbed her one of "100 Leaders of the New Millennium" and Newsweek recently included her as one of the "Women of the New Century."

The mother of three and grandmother of four, Vanzant lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband Adeyemi and Mr. Coco, their cat.

To learn how Iyanla can help you get started on your journey toward spiritual enlightenment, visit Inner Visions Worldwide, Inc., at
www.innervisionsworldwide.com.

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Every Day I Pray: Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so comforting,I read a passage everyday..I've read the entire book but still go back everyday and read something. It gives me daily rewards. EPAREAD
Mikela More than 1 year ago
I read this book everyday during a challenging time in my life and found the reading helpful, inspiring, motivating, spiritual and calming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ANOTHER OUTSTANDING BOOK BY IYANLA! I HAVE READ MOST OF HER BOOKS AND FIND THIS TO BE A MUST HAVE. THE PRAYERS ARE POSITIVE AND THERE IS A PRAYER TO TOUCH ON EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE. AND SO IT IS!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is AMEN. I am a praying person. the taught Prayers of my youth. This book just made me feel whole and as if I were truly talking to God.I taged several prayers that I found particulary helpful and keep going back to me I read from it everyday. Please do yourself a favor and get this book. God Bless Ms Vanzant
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book basically is a prayer journal, that is, a history of prayers the author has recorded. You will find it most enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this gift of life from a friend, who said, "I know that you like this author so I picked this book up for you." I thank her. But when I got home and opened the book and began to read it, I began to thank God for Iyanla and the gift that she has to speak life and flesh to old dry bones. This book and Yesterday I Cried also by Iyanla has saved my life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is helping me. If there is something that is troubling me or if I need a pray to give me comfort and inner peace I read this book. This book has a pray for almost everything there is life. I keep the book with me at all times. The book is beyond the best. Read it and live by it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS WONDERFUL.IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO OPEN YOUR HEART TO HEALING.THIS PRAYER BOOK IS A GATE WAY TO ALL THOSE WHO FEEL LOST,TO THOSE WHO PLAIN AND SIMPLY SAY,'I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PRAY'.WELL AFTER U READ THIS BOOK THAT CONTAINS IYANLA'S PRAYERS YOU'LL BE AN EXPERT IN COMUNICATING WITH GOD/GODDESS.