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Prayer : Finding the Heart's True Home

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A respected and much-sought-after spiritual leader takes readers on a journey through many different kinds of Christian prayer--from the simple prayer of beginning again to the unceasing prayer of the mystics and saints.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 149.86 x 218.44 x 35.56mm | 408.23g
  • HarperSanFrancisco
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 10th Anniversary ed.
  • 0060628464
  • 9780060628468
  • 318,175

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Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest.

Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable . . . At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery."

Foster shows how prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads us beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing us closer to God, to ourselves, and to our community.
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"Magnificent! ... carried us into communion with Christians of every century and denomination."--Rev. John Loren Sandford and Rev. Paula A. Sandford, Co-Founders of Elijah House, Inc.
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