Kristen E. Vincent is owner and principal artisan of Prayerworks Studio, which specializes in making handcrafted prayer beads and other prayer tools. She speaks widely on prayer and prayer beads and enjoys leading retreats. A freelance writer, Vincent blogs about prayer and prayer beads at http://www.prayerworksstudio.com/. She holds a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor's degree in religion from Trinity University. Vincent, a native Texan, lives in Georgia with her husband, Max, a United Methodist minister, and their son, Matthew. She loves dark chocolate, the Texas Hill Country, stories about the early church, and working from home in her pajamas.
Do you ever struggle with prayer? Maybe your mind wanders, you wonder if God even hears your prayers, or you just don't know what to pray.
A Bead and a Prayer introduces Protestant prayer beads as a tool for connecting with God. This 4-week Bible study is designed for people with no experience in using prayer beads. You will discover answers to such questions as:Why use prayer beads? Is it really okay for Protestants to use beads in prayer? What do the beads mean? How do I use prayer beads?
Other features of the book includea brief history of the use of prayer beads easy instructions for making prayer beads prayers and devotions to use with the beads resources for making or purchasing your own set of prayer beads
Praying with beads may be exactly what you need to stay focused in your prayers. Consider sharing this experience with your prayer or Bible study group. Youth also enjoy making the prayer beads and learning to use them. The book includes a Leader's Guide for groups.
On your journey you’ll find the answers to three of life’s most important questions:The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for?
Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond mere survival and success to a life of significance—the life you were meant to live.
Five benefits of knowing your purpose:It will explain the meaning of your life.It will simplify your life.It will focus your life.It will increase your motivation.It will prepare you for eternity.
This new, expanded edition has been created for a new generation of readers.