When life throws us curve balls, prayer is often our greatest consolation. In A Cup of Comfort Book of Prayer, ordinary people just like you share the prayers that have brought them closest to God. From Psalm 23 and the Sermon on the Mount to the inspiring words of Anne Bradstreet and St. Francis of Assisi, these are the prayers that people turn to when they most need God's help, people such as:
- Paula, who finds confidence in the Breton's Fisherman Prayer when she feels overwhelmed by her role as single mom
- Susan, whose chance encounter in a customer service line allows her to share the grace of An Old Irish Blessing with a heartbroken stranger
- Clement, who during Operation Desert Storm shared the hope of John Cosin's Lord, Be Thou a Light to My Eyes with a war-torn Kuwaiti family
About the Author
James Stuart Bell, Jr., was director of religious publishing at Doubleday, executive director of Bridge Publishing, and executive editor at Moody Publishing. He has written or consulted for more than a dozen other Christian publishers. At present he is the owner of Whitestone Communications, Inc., a literary development agency. His roles include writer, editor, compiler, packager, publishing consultant, and literary agent. He makes his home in the western suburbs of Chicago and is married with four children.