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In today's fast-paced world, our lives are full of ceaseless change. Whether it is a child going off to college, a loved one stricken with an illness, or conflict between friends or family members, many moments -- both joyful and sorrowful -- demand more from us than we can give. At those times, prayer can be the answer, if only we can find the right words. Now with this collection of beautiful prayers drawn directly from the Bible and eloquently interpreted for our lives today, we can take strength from the... From the Song of Solomon to the lamentations of Job to the Magnificat of Mary, this book shows how these sacred passages reflect actual human experience and can guide us to the right prayer at the right time. With every verse, the author compares the lives and times of biblical characters to real-life people today, revealing how each prayer can be applied to our lives. She also offers new, contemporary prayers along with each scriptural citation to help us find the wisdom and truth in these timeless words of supplication, adoration, thanksgiving, and celebration. Entertaining and enriching, full of insight into both biblical text and the spiritual challenge of modern life, 101 Most Powerful Prayers in the Bible has the warmth and insight of a fireside chat with a deep and trusted friend. At the same time, it is a guide to the true effectiveness of prayer and to the greatest human achievement of all: to be able to speak directly to God, and to hear Him speak back to us. Book jacket.
The Promise of Love for a Lifetime God alone knows fully the hopes and dreams that nestle within the hearts of two souls who promise to honor and cherish one another "for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part. " And He also knows that only a firm commitment to those vows will fulfill their dreams for a lifetime of love. In this engaging book, author Claire Cloninger reflects on the promises a couple makes on their wedding day and explores what those words really mean when it comes to the daily grind and unanticipated difficulties of life. Along the way, she shares the inspiring stories of numerous real-life couples whose commitment to those vows has bound them together through staggering challenges and drawn them toward a love that grows deeper with each passing year. With a refreshing blend of wisdom and humor,Making "I Do" Last a Lifetimewill show you how to nurture your own romance and keep the passion burning all the way to forever.
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