Praying to a French God

The Theology of Jean-Yves Lacoste

Author: Kenneth Jason Wardley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317076389

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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As a phenomenologist Lacoste is concerned with investigating the human aptitude for experience; as a theologian Lacoste is interested in humanity’s potential for a relationship with the divine, what he terms the ’liturgical relationship’. Beginning from the proposition that prayer is a theme that occurs throughout Lacoste’s writing, and using this proposition as a heuristic through which to view, interpret and critique his thought, this book examines Lacoste’s place amid both the recent ’theological turn’ in French thought and the post-war emergence of la nouvelle théologie. Drawing upon unpublished and out of print material previously only available in French, Romanian or German, the book will be of interest to scholars of philosophy, phenomenology and theology.

Time for God

Author: Jacques Philippe

Publisher: Scepter Publishers

ISBN: 1594170975

Category:

Page: 96

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Many people today are thirsty for God and feel a desire for an intense, personal prayer life that is deep and ongoing. But they encounter obstacles that prevent them from following the path seriously, and especially from persevering on it. Time for God was written with these desires and difficulties in mind. In Time for God, author Jacques Philippe mainly concentrates on mental prayer: prayer that consists of facing God in solitude and silence for a time in order to enter into intimate, loving communion with him. Practicing this kind of prayer regularly is considered by all spiritual masters to be an indispensable path that gives access to genuine Christian life—a path to knowing and loving God that empowers us to respond to his call to holiness addressed to each individual. Philippe draws on years of experience as a spiritual guide to illuminate the fundamental principles of mental prayer and describes some common mistakes and misconceptions that can lead it astray. With simplicity and clarity he explains the foundational principles for a healthy prayer life and gives advice for overcoming the various obstacles that arise when one sets off on the path of interior prayer.

Beginning to Pray

Author: Anthony Bloom

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809115099

Category: Religion

Page: 75

View: 9014

Offers meditations on our relationship with God through prayer and tells how to find consolation, express thankfulness, and apprehend the presence of the Lord

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe

A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer

Author: Sharon Jaynes

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 160142471X

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 306

Offers wives instructions on how to pray for their husbands in practical, life-changing ways, identifitying sixteen landmarks to effectively cover husbands in prayer and offering a thirty-day guide that features Scriptures and prayers.

7 Secrets to Power Praying

How to Access God's Wisdom and Miracles Every Day

Author: Jane Glenchur

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441263667

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9779

Does God care about the little decisions you have to make every day? The Bible is full of spiritual wisdom. But does God provide specific direction for real-world questions? Questions like Is this the right job? and Which college should my child attend? The answer is a resounding yes. And in this practical guide, you will discover how to access God's divine wisdom in any situation. Join author Jane Glenchur as she shares the seven secrets to praying with power that God taught her, along with other gems of prayer wisdom, to help take the guesswork and stress out of decision-making. Her numerous personal stories, from praying for the best shoes for her daughter to astonishing healings overseas, will motivate you to set apart time with the Lord and tune your ear to His voice during your daily routine. But most importantly, she shows how ordinary believers like you can receive extraordinary answers to our prayers. "Learning to partner with God is the heart of this book. In so doing, you, too, will develop an intimate relationship with the Lord and experience miraculous answers to prayer." --Dr. Jane Glenchur Are you ready to see the impossible made possible?

A Praying Life

Connecting with God in a Distracting World

Author: Paul E. Miller

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1631468812

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 1957


Prayer: The Ultimate Conversation

Author: Charles F. Stanley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451668600

Category: Religion

Page: 273

View: 7421

The author explains how to communicate with God in order to deal with difficult times in life, find joy and peace and obtain answers to religious questions. Reprint.

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

Author: John H. Arnold

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015016

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 3432

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity takes as its subject the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500AD. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why 'Christianity' took particular forms at particular moments in history, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. This Handbook is a landmark academic collection that presents cutting-edge interpretive perspectives on medieval religion for a wide academic audience, drawing together thirty key scholars in the field from the United States, the UK, and Europe. Notably, the Handbook is arranged thematically, and focusses on an analytical, rather than narrative, approach, seeking to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion throughout this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. While providing a very wide-ranging view of the subject, it also offers an important agenda for further study in the field.

Miracle Prayer

Nine Steps to Creating Prayers That Get Results

Author: Susan G. Shumsky

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0804152314

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 1318

MIRACLE PRAYER proposes a systematic approach to focusing one's intention and formulating prayers that get results, based on the premise that your thoughts create your destiny. Using a prescribed prayer format that will heal and transform your mind, you will learn how to accept with full faith that the desired goal can be achieved. The powerful, field-proven system, which draws on the Religious Science tradition, has produced miracles in the lives of millions of people worldwide. A simple-to-learn nine-step technique for results-oriented prayer. Teaches readers to identify and overcome obstacles preventing them from achieving their desires. Shumsky studied under the founder of Trascendental Meditation, Maharishi Manesh Yogi, and her book speaks to a growing popular interest in intentional prayer. "I've never seen a better how-to guidebook for fulfilling goals through prayer and visualization. Not only does Dr. Shumsky help you get what you want—she also helps you figure out how to know what you want and how to remove the blockages to getting it. You will gain tremendous insight into the workings of your mind. Read it now!" —James Van Praagh, author of Talking to Heaven

Praying Dangerously

Radical Reliance on God

Author: Regina Sara Ryan

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935387340

Category: Prayer

Page: 276

View: 6974

Praying Dangerously instructs us that we can grow up spiritually, leaving behind a childish relationship to prayer as a superstitious ritual or mere plea for favors. It encourages readers to recognize the difference between prayer that asks only for reassurance, and prayer that asks for the Ultimate, and stands for transformation. "We can cease being a victims' of God's Will, while at the same time embracing genuine surrender and reliance on the irrefutable power of love, a says author and retreat leader Regina Sara Ryan. Readers of the first edition (published in 2001) were enthusiastic in their praise, calling it a brave and useful book. Prayer groups and church congregations around the U.S. have used it for study, and it has been translated into Dutch, German and French. And the message of the book is more relevant now than it was 10 years ago. The insecurities of our times draw us inward or back to our churches. In prayer groups and retreats of all kinds we are looking for comfort and consolation, for spiritual direction, or for answers to the eternal questions that have always challenged humanity. This book is a valued contribution in that search. This 10th anniversary edition is fully revised, with several completely new chapters including: "The High Cost of Forgivenessa -a subject that challenges everyone-and "Praying on the Subway, a about how our generally busy and often chaotic lives can provide us with a constant impetus for blessing others.

Awakening to Prayer

Author: Augustine Ichiro Okumura, OCD

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 1939272025

Category: Religion

Page: 95

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This book is an introduction to prayer, drawing on Eastern and Western traditions. Translated from the original Japanese into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, and Spanish, Awakening to Prayer has already become a modern spiritual classic. In this simple yet profound book, Japanese Carmelite Augustine Ichiro Okumura explores the fundamental nature and root of prayer, the human and divine reality that underlies all praying. Drawing on the images, stories, and insights of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, the author considers prayer as conversation, as listening, as resting in the divine. In a long chapter on the "anthropology of prayer," he discusses the relationship between prayer times and other daily activities, the need for both repeated ritual and silence, the problem of distractions and deviations in prayer. The book culminates in a moving reflection on Christ's prayer and what it means to pray authentically as a Christian.

The wonderful narrative: or, A faithful account of the French prophets, their agitations, extasies, and inspirations. To which are added several other instances of persons under the influence of the like spirit, a letter to a friend [by C. Chauncy].

Author: Charles Chauncy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Rosary

Author: Immaculee Ilibagiza

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401940196

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Immaculée Ilibagiza believes that praying the rosary spared her from being slaughtered during the horrific 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which her family and more than a million other innocent men, women, and children were brutally murdered. Nearly two decades later, Immaculée continues to pray the rosary every day and marvels at how she is constantly renewed and richly rewarded by this glorious prayer. It has helped her in every possible way, from strengthening her faith to changing heartache into happiness and landing her a dream job . . . and that’s just for starters. She has witnessed—and been the recipient of—the rosary’s ability to create miracles so often that she vowed to share its blessings with as many people as she could. In these pages, Immaculée reveals how the rosary’s abundant benefits can be reaped by each and every one of us, regardless of our religious affiliations. In this moving and uplifting book, the New York Times best-selling author recounts her personal experience of discovering the power and the beauty of the ancient beads—and shows all of us how to enrich our own lives by exploring and embracing the mysteries, secrets, and promises of the prayer that indeed saved her life.

Prayer

Author: Philip Yancey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296102

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 2745

In his most powerful message since What’s So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey explores the intimate place where God and humans meet in this Prayer Ebook. Polls reveal that 90 percent of people pray. Yet prayer, which should be the most nourishing and uplifting time of the believer’s day, can also be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Yancey probes such questions as: •Is God listening? •Why should God care about me? •If God knows everything, what’s the point of prayer? •Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent? •Why does God sometimes seem close and sometimes seem far away? •How can I make prayer more satisfying? Yancey tackles the tough questions and in the process comes up with a fresh new approach to this timeless topic. “I have learned to pray as a privilege, not a duty,” he says, and he invites you to join him on this all-important journey.

The Power of a Praying® Parent Book of Prayers

Author: Stormie Omartian

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736957707

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Stormie Omartian’s bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. Stormie shares with you her most-loved prayers from The Power of a Praying® Parent—the book that started her bestselling series. This gathering of short-but-powerful prayers and encouraging scriptures is perfect for quick times of communion with God. With a fresh, new cover, The Power of a Praying® Parent Book of Prayers is a lovely gift that will draw your heart to the Lord in prayer. These prayers will give you confidence and peace in your parenting skills as you pray for God’s best and most wonderful promises to come true in your children’s lives.

Talking with God

What to Say When You Don't Know How to Pray

Author: Adam Weber

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 1601429452

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6200

Life is crazy. Prayer is simple. Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet when it comes to actually praying, it often feels awkward and complicated. I mean, what should you actually pray about? What do you say? Is there anything you should or shouldn’t say? Do you have to speak out loud? Where do you even start? To make matters worse, we’ve heard about prayer for so long that we feel awkward asking about it. It’s like having to ask a person’s name after knowing them for years. We’re embarrassed to ask because we really should know their name by now. Then comes the reality and craziness of life. Between work, parenting, walking the dog, a full inbox, keeping up on social media—who has time to pray? The truth is, prayer is simple. It’s like talking; talking with a good friend. Here’s the best part: No matter where we are in life, God can’t wait to talk with us. What does it look like to pray in the midst of your life? What do you say when you don’t know how to pray? I’m asking the same questions. Let’s talk.