A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World [NOOK Book]

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Author Paul Miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer—even poorly delivered—to fill the gaps with meaning and substance. Miller’s down-to-earth approach and practical nature will help you see that your relationship with God can grow and your communication with Him can get better. Parents will find Miller’s family-life experiences especially helpful.
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A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

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Overview

Author Paul Miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer—even poorly delivered—to fill the gaps with meaning and substance. Miller’s down-to-earth approach and practical nature will help you see that your relationship with God can grow and your communication with Him can get better. Parents will find Miller’s family-life experiences especially helpful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615215195
  • Publisher: The Navigators
  • Publication date: 2/27/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 54,788
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Miller is director of seeJesus.net, an organization that develops interactive Bible studies for small groups. He is the author of Love Walked Among Us (NavPress), The PrayerLife Study , The Person of Jesus , an interactive study of the wonder of Jesus and his love. He also travels widely and teaches Jesus Weekends, Person of Jesus seminars, and PrayerLife seminars. Paul and his wife, Jill, have six children and live near Philadelphia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 11

1 "What Good Does It Do?" 13

2 Where We Are Headed 19

Part 1 Learning to Pray Like a Child

3 Become Like a Little Child 29

4 Learn to Talk with Your Father 37

5 Spending Time with Your Father 43

6 Learning to Be Helpless 53

7 Crying "Abba" - Continuously 63

8 Bending Your Heart to Your Father 69

Part 2 Learning to Trust Again

9 Understanding Cynicism 77

10 Following Jesus out of Cynicism 83

11 Developing an Eye for Jesus 95

Part 3 Learning to Ask Your Father

12 Why Asking Is So Hard 103

13 Why We Can Ask 113

14 How Personal Is God? 119

15 What Do We Do with Jesus' Extravagant Promises About Prayer? 129

16 What We Don't Ask For: "Our Daily Bread" 141

17 What We Don't Ask For: "Your Kingdom Come" 149

18 Surrender Completely: "Your Will Be Done" 155

Part 4 Living in Your Father's Story

19 Watching a Story Unfold 165

20 A Father's Love 173

21 Unanswered Prayer: Understanding the Patterns of Story 179

22 How God Places Himself in the Story 189

23 Praying Without a Story 195

24 Hope: The End of the Story 205

25 Living in Gospel Stories 211

Part 5 Praying in Real Life

26 Using Prayer Tools 221

27 Keeping Track of the Story: Using Prayer Cards 225

28 Prayer Work 235

29 Listening to God 239

30 Prayer Journaling: Become Aware of the Interior Journey 249

31 Real-Life Praying 257

32 Unfinished Stories 263

Acknowledgments 269

Notes 271

About the Author 279

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Best Book On Prayer .....Ever This book made me want to pray ins

    Best Book On Prayer .....Ever
    This book made me want to pray instead of making me feel guilty for not praying or incapable of measuring up to E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer (which is an awesome classic and an excellent read). Miller inspires prayer perhaps Bounds leaves me admiring prayer. Thank you Paul Miller for flaming a greater passion for prayer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    did as a bible/book study

    Did a study of this book. I enjoyed very much. The diagrams in book, myself and study group just didn't understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Excellent, beneficial read

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    Highly recommended.

    This book and the study guide were used by our study group. It was one of our best, but not easiest, studies. We all felt we learned and grew from the study.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    Definitely a great book to be on your shelf and read.

    A Praying Life by Paul E Miller has got to be the most practical, all-inclusive, intimate, deep, personal, and relational book on prayer I have ever read! His personal life examples illuminate his prayer perspectives, goals, and illustrations. Helplessness equals power when God is in charge of your prayer life.

    Parts 1-5 include some of the following:

    1. Learning to Pray Like a Child: talking to your Father, spending time with your Father, and learning to be helpless.

    2. Learning to Trust Again: coming out of the world of cynicism and following Jesus.

    3. Learning to Ask Your Father: why is it to hard for us to ask, just how personal is God, and surrendering our own will completely.

    4. Living in Your Father's Story: how your life is the Father's love story, dealing with unanswered prayer, and living in hope.

    5. Praying in Real Life: practical tools to help you keep on track with your prayer life, learning to really listen to God's voice,and using a prayer journal and/or cards.

    Of the above parts, number five is my favorite, as it teaches me how to practically apply what I learned in the first four chapters. Now, don't get me wrong, the first four parts are full of dynamite pieces of wisdom as well!

    Such titles include: What good does it do to pray? Ask like a child. Pray like Jesus prayed. Prayer equals helplessness. The secular world's removal of the Shepherd from Psalm 23! Spotting Jesus! Good asking. Character change-too scary! Our prayers shape us. Life in the desert. And much, much more.

    I would highly recommend Paul's book for Sunday School, Bible study, personal growth, and personal devotions, i.e., everyone. This book is a 'keeper' for my shelf for future use and referral! A definite 5.0 rating!

    This book was provided free by NavPress in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted July 6, 2010

    BEST EVER!

    This book has changed my life! It has shown me I'm not the only one who's mind wonders while praying. How to come to God as a child and so what is truly in my heart! We ALL need to have a Praying Life you just need this book to get you started!

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