Here in one volume is a collection of prayers from the "Concord Pastor" that can be used to begin each morning. Whatever your state of mind and heart as you come to morning prayer, these prayers can jumpstart your own prayer to God.
• Includes prayers for special occasions and selected holy days.
• A wonderful gift for someone just learning to pray.
With a central message on the importance of simply being there, Rev. Thompson combines practical how-to’s with ways for pastors to introduce the spiritual disciplines for more hopeful and satisfied living. The book will contain prayers, scriptures, ways to think about the sacraments, suggestions for how to begin practicing spiritual disciplines, and thoughts about how faith in God can restore our courage and heart in times of loss. This small book gives real ways to help to help you as you make visits, write notes, find appropriate scriptures and prayers, avoid clichés, and think through the presence of God in dark and searching times.
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.