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In God's Presence

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What are we really doing when we pray? Are we communicating with God or merely talking things over with ourselves? If you've ever asked yourself questions like these, this book is for you. In it, a distinguished theologian explores the dynamics of prayer: what it is, what it isn't, and how various kinds of personal and corporate prayer work to bring us into the presence of ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Christian Board of Publication
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Sarah Klaassen
Apr 10, 2014 Sarah Klaassen rated it really liked it
I suspect that I am not the only one who doesn’t know how to pray. When I was young it baffled me as to why we would ask God for things when God was all-powerful and didn’t need our help anyway. As I grew older, I began to ask (as most of us do) why bad things happen to good people, and I grew indignant at a God who would answer the prayers of some and not others. In college I let myself begin to ask seriously ask the questions that followed and that began to change my whole understanding of the ...more
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Jul 25, 2015 L rated it it was amazing
This book explores the dynamics of prayer, what it is and what it isn't. Gave me some fresh insight into how I can deepen my prayer life and quiet times spent with God, and during corporate prayer in worship settings.
Sherry Edwards
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I needed to read this book. I enjoyed the sections on personal prayer more than the sections on group prayers.
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Caused me to seriously reconsider what was going on for me during "prayer". What is my image of God and what impact does my prayer life on the not just me but on the world.....
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This was a beautifully-written poetic book about prayer. I absolutely loved every page and toted it around quoting it to friends for several weeks.
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“God works with the world as it is in order to bring it to where it can be. Prayer changes the way the world is, and therefore changes what the world can be. Prayer opens the world to its own transformation.” 9 likes
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