Pocket Prayers: 40 Simple Prayers that Bring Peace and Rest

When the chaos of our daily lives becomes overwhelming, where can we turn for peace and rest? Best-selling author Max Lucado points to the Source of all hope and strength in Pocket Prayers, which contains forty guided prayers and complementary scriptures for any situation. This pass-along companion to Before Amen serves as an outreach tool for ministries and churches, offering simple encouragement for those who struggle to pray.

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The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything

Prayer transforms lives every day.
But for those who pray, how many
truly understand its power? In her
straightforward and profound style
beloved by millions worldwide,
Joyce Meyer reveals the incredible
force that comes through the simple
act of prayer. By explaining the
keys to unanswered prayers, the
hindrances to prayer’s effectiveness,
and the Bible’s role in prayer,
Joyce gives readers a new perspective
on how best to communicate
with God. She reveals that through
prayerful conversation comes the
ability to be successful in life, strong at heart, and sincere
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Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer

We all pray . . . some.

We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.

But wouldn’t we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?

Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered history with prayer? Uncertain words. Unmet expectations. Unanswered requests.

We aren’t the first to struggle with prayer. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance too. In fact, prayer is the only tutorial they ever requested.

And Jesus gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Couldn’t we use the same?

In Before Amen best-selling author Max Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.

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