Prayers for Hard Times: Reflections, Meditations and Inspirations of Hope and Comfort

Prayers for Hard Times: Reflections, Meditations and Inspirations of Hope and Comfort

by Becca Anderson


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The Simple Act of Praying

Wisdom, inspiration and prayer: As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Hard Times, author Becca Anderson offers solace in bringing together the wisdom of great thinkers, spiritual leaders and writers who have faced difficulty and learned from it.

Sacred and inspirational sources: Organized in daybook form, the book draws from sacred sources such as the Bible, the Torah, Buddhist and Native American texts, as well as inspirational writings of:

  • Joan Didion
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Maya Angelou
  • Rumi
  • Mark Nepo
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Dave Eggars
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Anne Morrow Lindberg
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

Consolation and renewal: Together, these wise words create a tapestry of consolation and renewal for those times when it all seems “too much.” In a world that feels increasingly fragile and, at times, fractured, people need answers and prayers. Becca Anderson’s collection focuses on prayers for a wide range of life challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hard Times covers issues facing individuals such as loss of loved ones, illness, anxiety, divorce, depression and addiction, as well as those challenges communities face in natural disasters and violence. The writers in Anderson’s devotional address the world at large, as well, with words of hope and help for global poverty, hunger, war and the environmental. Prayers for Hard Times offers readers solace, comfort, and support, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633535299
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 12/25/2017
Series: Becca's Prayers Series
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 492,747
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Becca Anderson is a writer, gardener and teacher living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Ohio, Becca’s background in sustainability and landscaping inspired her to become a part of the seed-saving and seed-sharing community with chapters across the US and Canada. Becca Anderson credits her first grade teacher as a great inspiration and runs several popular classes and workshops including “How to Put Your Passion on Paper.” Anderson and is currently at work on a book about the healing power of gardening.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled 5

January: When Everything is New Again 7

February: The Season of the Heart 29

March: A Season of Change 52

April: Blossoming Into Being 71

May: When Hope Springs Eternal 96

June: The Shared Warmth of Love 115

July: The Bounty and Beauty of This World 138

August: Shining Your Light for All to Sea 159

September: Harvesting Your Blessings 184

October: Gather Together with Friends and Family 205

November: Count Your Blessings and Be Thankful 227

December: Life is a Gift and Love is the Key 248

Conclusion: Let's Be Grateful For Each Other and Be Grateful Together: Prayer Circles 274

Index 278

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