Paths to Prayer Finding Your Own Way to the Presence of God

ISBN-10: 0787965650

ISBN-13: 9780787965655

Edition: 2003

Authors: Patricia D. Brown

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With step-by-step instructions for over forty ways to pray, this valuable guide contains a wealth of timeless spiritual prayer practices that Christians have used over the last 2000 years from cultures around the world. Among the prayer practices you'll encounter in this book are the daily office, the prayer shawl, praying with icons, centering prayer, fasting, prayer beads, walking a labyrinth, pilgrimage, anointing for healing, and praying the scriptures. Paths to Prayer offers a whole-person approach to prayer that takes into account each person's individuality and doesn't assume we all relate to God in the same way. A prayer styles self-assessment will help you reflect on your life, your preferences, and your unique way of interacting with the world. Try new dimensions of praying- innovative, searching, relational, and experiential- to deepen your encounter with the divine.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/26/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Rev. Patricia D. Brown, PhD is Executive Director of the Spiritworks Center in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, as an ordained minster with the United Methodist Church, she ministers through Hope Made Real which cares for orphans in Rwanda, Africa. Her creative ministry can be found at . She is the author of seven books for Abingdon Press, including Heart to Heart, Spirit Gifts, Learning to Lead from Your Spiritual Center, and 365 Affirmations for Hopeful Living. She is a keynote speaker, retreat and seminar leader and a professor/teacher.

An Invitation to Prayer
Foundations of Prayer: One Size Doesn't Fit All
How Do You Pray? Finding Your Prayer Type
Searching Prayer
Lord's Prayer
Praying the Scriptures
Lectio Divina
A Journal of Prayer
Praying with Icons
Prayers for the Dead
Experiential Prayer
Abstinence from Food
Fasting as Prayerful Solitude
Breath Prayer
The Jesus Prayer: Prayer of the Heart
Benediction and Blessing
Tallith: The Prayer Shawl
Centering Prayer
Meditation: Mental Prayer
Anointing for Healing
Relational Prayer
Adoration Prayer
Affirmation Prayer
Prayers of Confession
Prayer of Examen
The Daily Office
Tongsung Kido
Prayer Walks
An Emmaus Walk
Stations of the Cross
Innovative Prayer
Praying with Our Bodies
Palms Up, Palms Down Prayer
Body Prayer
Body Prayer with Music
Prayer Labyrinth
Home Prayer Altars
Ignatian Prayer: Guided Imagination
Prayer Beads
Praying the Rosary
Chaplet of Seven: Covenant Chaplet
Praying with Mandalas
Prayer Dance
Dancing the Lord's Prayer
Hava Nagila Circle Prayer Dance
Dance of Jesus
A Closing Benediction
Suggested Lectionary Readings
The Author
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