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The Prayer of Jabez
Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
by Bruce H. Wilkinson
Nativity parishioner Liz Stoner recommends this small guide on how to pray for your own needs in your communions with God. She has shared this powerful guide with many of her friends. 

The Divine Hours
by Phyllis Tickle

A Guide to Daily Fixed-Hour Prayer. This series of books draws on the Book of Common Prayer and the Church Fathers, as well as the New Jerusalem Bible, to provide daily readings and prayers. Fans of the Divine Hours books applaud Tickle's uncomplicated format, her use of a modern calendar rather than a liturgical one, and the single ribbon in the binding, which is, amazingly, all that readers need to track the daily offices. Fixed-hour prayers (also called "keeping the hours" or "saying the offices") are listed for each calendar day--morning, midday, and evening.  Tickle's book of hours modernizes the ancient practice of fixed-hour prayer, as originally practiced by the Jews ("Seven times a day do I praise you" [Psalm 119:164]) and adapted by early Christians. The book's introduction provides a short history of this tradition of prayer, whose centrality in Christian worship was cemented in the sixth century, when St. Benedict fashioned the rule of his community according to the schedule of fixed-hour prayer. The introduction also encourages readers to experiment with sung and chanted prayer (the encouragement includes the tantalizing observation by Saint Augustine that "Whoever sings, prays twice"). The discipline described by The Divine Hours is demanding, but the rewards, as Tickle describes them, are great. Christians who practice fixed-hour prayer "find themselves filled with a conscious awareness that they are handing their worship, at its final 'Amen,' on to other Christians in the next time zone. Like relay runners passing a lighted torch, those who do the work of fixed-hour prayer create thereby a continuous cascade of praise before the throne of God."

The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime
Prayers for October through January.
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The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime
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The Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime
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prayingparent.jpg (5463 bytes)The Power of a Praying Parent gives parents the prayer tools they need to pray
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Don't Just Stand There, Pray Something: The Incredible Power of Intercessory Prayer With insights into prayer and spirituality and a fresh perspective on how God answers prayer, the leader of a national prayer ministry takes a look at how anyone can pray with more purpose and power.

praying_wife.gif (5997 bytes)The Power of a Praying Wife — Today's challenges and pressures can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Author Stormie Omartian shares how God has strengthened her own marriage since she began to pray for her husband concerning key areas of his life. See also the Prayer and Study Guide for Power of a Praying Wife

Grace Happens: Stories of Everyday Encounters With Grace Written by Rob Libby, an Episcopal priest, this is a moving collection true stories about God in everyday life. Each story is followed by reflections to engage the reader in finding God's grace in the joyful and the painful. Click here for more information


Guerrillas of Grace
A book of prayers in free-verse poems, complemented by abstract art. "This book of prayers is unlike any other I have ever read. Mr. Loder's prayers give us permission to speak as freely to our God as we would like, to use our weak and imperfect selves to achieve great things." Click here for more information

God Calling Journal To track your thoughts, prayers, and meditations. This is a devotional journal featuring genuine bonded leather, padded cover, gilded edges, ribbon marker, and presentation page. It is ideal for personalized gift giving.

 

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Church of the Nativity
An Episcopal Family serving Jesus Christ and caring for one another
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Sarasota, Florida 34243-2523
Phone (941)355-3262 Fax (941)358-8930 In emergency: (941) 356-3497

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