They Cried To The Lord

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'This is an excellent book on faith's center and source of power. The author shows the wealth and diversity of forms and effects prayer has and, along the way, introduces the reader to the theology and spirituality of the Old and New Testament traditions.'-Michael Welker
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800627621
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 "What Other Great Nation Has a God So Near to It?": Israel's Neighbors at Prayer 5
2 "Whenever We Call": Prayer by Any Name 32
3 "They Cried to You": Prayers for Help 55
4 "Do Not Be Afraid": The Response of God 135
5 "O Give Thanks to the Lord": Doxology and Trust 178
6 "Things Too Wonderful": Prayers Women Prayed 233
7 "We Have Sinned": Prayers of Confession and Penitence 244
8 "Intercession for the Transgressors": Prayer for Others 262
9 "The Lord Bless You": Blessing and Curse 281
10 "Teach Us to Pray": The Further Witness of the New Testament 304
Appendix 1: A Structural Outline of Prayers for Help and Intercession in Prose Texts 337
Appendix 2: The Form of the Hymn of Praise 358
Abbreviations 363
Notes 365
Index of Scriptural References 441
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