Learning to Pray

Learning to Pray by Benedict XVI, Pope   Drawing on sacred scripture, the Fathers of the Church, the spiritual masters, and the liturgy, Pope Benedict invites us to live ever more intensely the relationship with Our Lord, through a ‘School of Prayer’.Prayer as we all know is not a ‘given’ but something to be learnt, and the best training we can have in order to pray authentically is from the hands of Jesus. So, in this collection of catecheses taken from his Wednesday general audiences (4th May 2011 to 31th August 2011) Pope Benedict opens up a journey, meditating upon the lessons of prayer, often from important figures and great events from the scriptures.Subjects covered include: Prayer in ancient times, Prayer and the religious sense, Intercession of Abraham, The encounter with God in the battle of the night, Moses intercedes for his people, Prayer of the prophets, Psalms as the prayer of the people of God,The Word of God as food for the spirit, Prayer as the oasis of the spirit, Meditation, The art of...

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God’s story, your story: when His becomes yours by Max Lucado

God’s story, your story: when His becomes yours by Max Lucado

God’s story, your story: when His becomes yoursMax Lucado; Zondervan 2011WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder Carpools and car crashes, job switches and joint custody, moves and motionlessness. Is there a cohesive storyline to the chaos, confusion, and clutter of your daily life? According to well-loved author Max Lucado, the answer is a resounding yes! So what is the text of your life? With his unequaled warmth and honesty, Lucado plumbs the depths of your storyline and comes up smiling. Your story indwells God s, writes Lucado. This is the great promise of the Bible and the hope of this book Above and around us God directs a grander saga, written by his hand, orchestrated by his will, unveiled according to his calendar. And you are a part of it Join Max for an unforgettable journey woven with New Testament stories and contemporary examples of God s beautiful story-making skills. The beginning of the narrative is legendary, the middle unfolds with surprises still in store, and the ending of your final earthly chapter ushers in a reunion that almost defies description. It s time to see what your life looks like when God s story becomes your story....

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