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Call To The Center

Author : Basil Pennington
ISBN : 9780307768759
Genre : Religion
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Well-known retreat master and author of the bestselling Centering Prayer, Basil Pennington now demonstrates the spiritually enriching power of that ancient prayer technique when used in conjunction with scripture. Just as a centering prayer involves listening to a call, he explains, so too our encounters with the Word of God are a listening experience. This devotional book contains thirty excerpts from Matthew's Gospel with corresponding meditational essays that invite prayerful reflection through "centering." We are guided through such areas as poverty of spirit, self-alienation, the transformation of consciousness, authentic love, abandonment and "letting go," and openness to the Spirit. Equally suites for a personal at-home retreat or in a prayer-group setting, this treasury of Gospel spirituality brings even greater joy to the experience of centering prayer.

Centering Prayer

Author : Basil Pennington
ISBN : 9780307759399
Genre : Religion
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The practice of prayer and meditation in modern Western Christianity is rooted in the Eastern tradition of early Church prayer as well as the wisdom of early Church fathers. In Centering Prayer, M. Basil Pennington, the author of the highly acclaimed Daily We Touch Him, returns to these roots, offering contemporary Christians a new approach to ancient prayer forms. Pennington combines the best of the Eastern spiritual exercises (such as the Jesus Prayer) with a spirituality for today's world. Addressing the obstacles that discourage people from praying well, he explains how to relax for prayer, how to listen to and be directed by the Other, and how to handle the pain and distractions that can stifle attempts to communicate with God. Centering Prayer has sold more than a quarter million copies since it was first published in 1982. In this eminently practical book, simple, inspiring instructions will help readers find the comfort and the guidance they seek through prayer.

The Christ Chaplain

Author : Andrew J Weaver
ISBN : 9781136383489
Genre : Religion
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Use centering prayer to deal with the demands of hospital ministry The Christ Chaplain: The Way to a Deeper, More Effective Hospital Ministry is an instructive guidebook for health care chaplains who struggle with the high levels of stress that have become commonplace in modern medicine as they work longer hours for lower wages yet get to spend less time with patients. The final book from Father M. Basil (Robert) Pennington, who passed away in 2005, cuts to the real heart of the matter—job burnout—by emphasizing not what a chaplain does, but what a chaplain is. This unique book teaches chaplains how to achieve better spiritual health by practicing spiritual self-care through centering prayer. The Christ Chaplain was written for hospital chaplains who find themselves at the limits of what they can do and what they can endure in living out their calling. Father Pennington ministers to the ministers, helping them to deepen their spiritual lives so they can better provide comfort to the sick and the dying. The book guides hospital chaplains through the Christian mystical tradition via lectio and centering prayer, a method of contemplative prayer rooted in silence that encourages a person to pay attention to God dwelling in the center of his or her being. Topics discussed in The Christ Chaplain include: the sacred text lectio divina the third step life as a school of love the ministry of presence the power of sacrament sharing the word resting in the presence and much more The Christ Chaplain also includes appendixes that offer sacred reading, a prayer for the hospital, and suggested readings. This powerful book is an invaluable, how-to guide to better spiritual health for hospital chaplains and other religious personnel, including those working in pastoral care departments of seminaries.

Just Begin

Author : Dann E. Wigner
ISBN : 9781640650633
Genre : Religion
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• Spiritual practices for beginners and practitioners all in one volume • Spurs people of faith to deeper self-awareness, holistic living, and prayer Just Begin is an indispensable reference tool for the interested spiritual practitioner who wants to add new methods and exercises to their mystical “toolbox.” In simple terms, basic steps, and encouraging language, Dr. Wigner introduces readers to more than 40 different practices from Eastern and Western traditions, encompassing everything from mindfulness to music, yoga to the Lord’s Prayer. In each short description, the focus is to “just begin” to practice and experiment, grow, and develop spiritually on the way. No one can take a journey without taking the first step, and Dr. Wigner provides the first steps for multiple practices in various religious traditions. These spiritual exercises will help spur people of faith to deeper self-awareness, holistic living, and prayer. The book’s sections are organized around types of practices: Meditating, Listening, Being, Sensing, and Embodying, with a final section: Doing. Each chapter forms a short three to five page introduction to a mystical practice, consisting of segments on definition, background, how to practice, resources for further study, journal prompts and discussion questions, and common problems that sometimes “get in the way” of one’s practice.

Becoming A Woman Of Prayer

Author : Cynthia Heald
ISBN : 9781615214822
Genre : Religion
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Prayer Is Our Response to God’s Invitation. So often we think of prayer as something we do to break through to God—to get His attention and to get Him to listen to us. But intimacy with God is His idea. He has taken the initiative, and prayer is His gift to us. It is an opportunity for us to respond to His invitation to intimacy by calling, crying, and singing to Him. Prayer is our response to the One who has called out to us and desires to be in a relationship with us. In Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Cynthia Heald will encourage you to respond to God’s invitation to deeper intimacy with Him.

Praying The Bible The Pathway To Spirituality

Author : Wesley Campbell
ISBN : 9781441268051
Genre : Religion
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How to Increase Your Love for God by Praying the Bible The Bible emphasizes the importance of prayer in our day-to-day relationship with God and tells us how to pray for proven effectiveness. Building upon this biblical truth, Wesley and Stacey Campbell lead us on a pathway to spirituality that runs continually upward and gains momentum with each of the seven steps. Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality takes you on a life-changing journey--from walking to running to being directly connected with God's presence! Along the pathway, you will learn the importance of prayer and how to go about it--and why God's Word is the one and only source of true prayer power. The Pathway to Spirituality is a concise presentation of the oldest model of prayer, spanning more than two thousand years. Everyone who engages in this proven method of prayer will experience a marked improvement in their own prayer life. The authors share their own exciting personal prayer experiences as they guide you through the seven steps--how to pray, what to pray, when to pray, and more--to a deeper connection with God. This book is practical and revelational, historical and educational--an invaluable tool for novice pray-ers and seasoned intercessors alike.

Praying By Hand

Author : M. Basil Pennington
ISBN : UOM:39015032424387
Genre : Religion
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Fingering beads while praying is a worldwide spiritual tradition. Pennington explores its long history, how it aids concentration and lends tangibility to a spiritual practice, and how it can be effective as we move toward the 21st century.

Reflections On Aging And Spiritual Growth

Author : Andrew J. Weaver
ISBN : 0687095190
Genre : Religion
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Reflections on Aging and Spiritual Growth provides a series of reflections on aging as a part of the faith journey.

The Daniel Prayer

Author : Anne Graham Lotz
ISBN : 9780310344858
Genre : Religion
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Many people today find that their prayers don’t “work.” And like a broken cell phone, DVD player, or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary “clutter” in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the “pray-ers” don’t. So she has turned to the prophet Daniel for help. The Daniel Prayer is born deep within your soul, erupts through your heart, and pours out on your lips, words created by and infused with the Spirit of God quivering with spiritual electricity. It’s really not an everyday type of prayer. It’s a prayer birthed under pressure. Heartache. Grief. Desperation. It can be triggered by a sudden revelation of hope. An answer to prayer, a promise freshly received, a miracle that lies just over the horizon. Join Anne in a thrilling discovery of prayer that really works. This book will help you pray effectively for your nation, for your families, and for yourself.

American Book Publishing Record

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