Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

Hardcover | August 20, 2002

byRichard J. Foster

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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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A revered spiritual leader and the author of Celebration of Discipline 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. Foster leads readers to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer that brings us closer to ourselves, t...

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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 contemp...

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First published in 1992, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home has become a classic on its eponymous subject. Awarded Christianity Today's Book of the Year award and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion award, Prayer continues to receive widespread acclaim as one of the most thorough and insightful treatmen...

Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, Life with God, and Prayer, which was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He is the founder of RenovarÉ, an organi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:August 20, 2002Publisher:HarperCollins

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from How Prayer Makes Life Special A.We start where we are. B.I have seen solitude is a way to start. When around us are confusion & chaos, we can know serenity in God. C. We complain, look for life, God, answers. D. We sometimes need this prayer : "refresh us/me, Lord". E. I say thanks, because God gave many small gifts this week. ie. I practice to take one min. of attention to a small joy about = some people. Greed hinders us. Conceit/pride does too (I was there for 7 years!) 2F. I take about 15 mins. to listen to God. After months, you will probably feel many more wonders and joys (sort of like the man at 59 I met retiring the other day is) 3. We become honest and examine ourselves (ouch) after a while. These are harder. 4. We become a bit aware of how small we may be, but that we know some wonderful life. 5.-How can we change our old, strong habits? 1) Find humility. 2) Become less busy. 3) Accept my honest self more. See how God loves you! Say it several times a day; it is true. When you are ready for harder; 6.Ask God to let you be formed. 7. Let go a 'personal trophy', or some material thing, or some very possessive habit that is really limiting us! YOU find JOY in this process of years! WHAT A GREAT BOOK IT IS!!!
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A revered spiritual leader and the author of Celebration of Discipline 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. Foster leads readers to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer that brings us closer to ourselves, to God, and to our community.

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“You will not find a better guide. This is a landmark book.”