Prayers for People Under Pressure


A collection of prayers and reflections that offers stressed readers a true path for their spiritual journey and communication with God.

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A collection of prayers and reflections that offers stressed readers a true path for their spiritual journey and communication with God.

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"Prayers for People under Pressure is for those in the thick of things, and both the selection of prayers and the accompanying reflections are brilliant. Jonathan Aitken's transparent, unassuming, down-to-earth, in-God's-presence style as he speaks of God and ourselves has huge force, taking us often to the edge of eternity. This is an anthology I shall treasure and use."
J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College

"Brilliantly written, thoroughly biblical, persuasively convicting, and powerful. I highly recommend it."
Robert Wolgemuth, Author, She Calls Me Daddy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433501319
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 2/29/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,474,902
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Aitken is a well-known British author and former politician. He was a Member of Parliament for twenty-three years, serving in the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and also as Minister of State for Defense. His political career ended when he pleaded guilty to charges of perjury as a result of having told a lie on oath in a civil libel lawsuit. During an eighteen-month prison stay, he converted to Christ. He is president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a director of Prison Fellowship International, and executive director of The Trinity Forum in Europe. He is the author of twelve books, including the award-winning Nixon: A Life and Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed.

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Table of Contents

Journey into Prayer
Journey into Prayer     13
Prayers of Adoration
King David's Prayer of Adoration     36
Psalm 95     38
Short Prayers of Adoration     40
A Prayer in Adoration of the Creator of the Universe     44
Two Hymns of Adoration     46
Prayers for Starting the Day     48
Set Our Hearts on Fire     54
Prayers of Confession
A Prayer for God's Help as We Examine Our Consciences     58
A General Confession at Morning Prayer     60
A Prayer for Humility in Confession     62
King David's Prayer of Penitence     64
A Confession of Envy     66
Forgive Our Foolish Ways     68
An Armenian Prayer for God's Mercy     70
The Denial and Repentance of Peter     72
A General Confession Before Taking Communion     74
Forgive Us for Spoiling Life at Home     76
No Excuses     78
Two Prayers for the Avoidance of Sin   Soren Kierkegaard     80
A Prayer for Our Pain to Become Our Healing     82
The Paradox of Repentance     84
Two Prayers for Forgiveness   John Donne     86
The Jesus Prayer     90
ThePrayer of Commitment     92
Prayers of Thanksgiving
A Call to Give Thanks     96
St. Paul's Prayer of Thanksgiving for God's Grace     98
Two Prayers for a Grateful Heart     100
In Thanksgiving for Answered Prayer     102
General Thanksgiving     104
Prayers for Our Relationship with God
Two Prayers of St. Clement     108
A Prayer for the Cleansing of Our Hearts     110
A Prayer for the Royalty of Inward Happiness     112
A Prayer of Human Uncertainty and Godly Trust     114
A Prayer to Grow in Faith     116
Martin Luther's Prayer on Emptiness and Weakness of Faith     118
A Prayer to Stay Connected with God     120
A Prayer for Self-control     122
Shut Out Everything Except God     124
To Care Only for God's Approval     126
A Prayer for Perseverance     128
Augustine's Prayer for Purity of Heart     130
Three Crucial Questions     132
A Prayer for God's Mercy, Peace, and Grace     134
How Not to Pray
How Not to Pray     138
A Prayer for a Sense of Humor     144
A Seventeenth-century Nun's Prayer     146
A Prayer for Listening      148
The Prayer of Jabez     150
A Prayer to Avoid Bad Temper     152
Two Prayers about Fear     154
Two Prayers Before Taking Exams     158
A Prayer about Fear of Flying     162
A Prayer for Those Going Through Divorce     164
A Prayer for Dealing with Enemies     166
A Parent's Prayer for a Teenager Suffering from an Eating Disorder     168
A Prayer for Sleep     170
A Prayer for Life and Work     172
Prayers for Work     174
A Prayer for the Sighing of the Prisoner     180
Charles Colson's Prayer for Those in Prison     182
A Prayer for Prisoners of Conscience     184
A Prayer for All Prisoners     186
A Prayer for Victims of Crime     188
Help Me to Pray ... Restore Me to Liberty     190
A Prayer for Parliament     192
A Prayer for the United States Senate     194
In Times of Pain     196
A Prayer for Those Who Wake or Watch or Weep Tonight     198
Finding God When Close to Death     200
When the Fever of Life Is Over     202
A Prayer in Times of Sudden Bereavement     204
Five Prayers for Those Who Mourn      206
John Donne's Vision of Heaven     212
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