by Mary Kathryn Pearce with study guide by Maxine West
This spiritual growth study about prayer guides the reader through different types of prayer and points to role models who have become known for their skills in spiritual guidance. The Lord's Prayer is explored as a model for prayer which emerged from the formal and informal prayers of the Jewish people. Christianity was shaped by cultures and shaped them. The reader is led through these prayer variations, both informing and inspiring believers to go more deeply into their own spiritual practices. Maxine West provides a helpful study guide that gets people directly into the practices of prayer both individually and corporately. Prayer may appear to be straightforward enough, but dilemmas can surface as we decide our own best way to pray and explore what to pray for.
CONCERNING PRAYER Youth Study
by Brenda Wilkinson
Brenda Wilkinson, author of the youth study guide on prayer, has written several widely read books ofr young people. Ms. Wilkinson offers her own childhood stories of life and death as she grew into a life of prayer. Each generation must pray the next generation into the life of faith and prayer. Deep questions and fresh faith help a young person move from insights onward toward a prayerful life.
2004 PRAYER CALENDAR
Daily guidance in prayer for the work and workers of the General Board of Global Ministries. Available annually, early November.
A collection of attractively designed cards, each containing a single quotation from a well known author, poet, philosopher or theologian. Appropriate as place cards, for a hospital visit or a note to a friend or acquaintance. Each card, 3" x 5"; 24 in a package.