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Amish Prayers: Heartfelt Expressions of Humility, Gratitude, and Devotion

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The Amish as well as other Anabaptist groups have used the same book of prayers for centuries. Now for the first time is a selection of these prayers readily available in English. This exclusive authentic translation from the original German--with an introduction by Beverly Lewis--will give readers insights into the spiritual foundations of the Plain people. Each prayer i

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Published (first published April 1st 2011)
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Fredrick Danysh
The Amish are a unique anti-Baptist religious sect. This small work contains many of their basic prayers without comment. There are even one or two in Dutch. This collection aids in understanding their fundamental religious beliefs.
Shirley (stampartiste)
I found the reading of these simple prayers and the accompanying scriptures to bring peace and a better appreciation of a daily walk with God through prayer. These prayers were said to originate with the first printing of the Anabaptists German prayer book in 1708. They are simple, yet powerful. They speak of an intimate relationship with the Trinity and a deep understanding of the Christian's purpose on earth and in Heaven. These prayers hark back to a simpler time when man knew he depended on ...more
Maria
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent collection of prayers and Bible verses for daily individual and family prayer time.

This little book contains a collection of prayers, based on the Holy Bible, that allows one to not only pray to God but promotes the edification of your faith. I like the different types of prayers such as morning and e ending prayers, prayers of repentance, submission, unity etc. I use this prayer book for my individual time with God as well as during family devotional time, homeschool and bedtime pray
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Stacy
Jan 03, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
did not finish
Megan
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this sweet book of Amish prayers!
Kristin
Amish Prayers includes a selection of prayers that have been translated from the original German and is introduced by Beverly Lewis. Each prayer is accompanied by a scripture from the King James Version of the Bible and includes beautiful black and white drawings of the Amish throughout. I found the prayers to be very insightful and with the inclusion of scriptures I think I may make use of this book for devotion guide.

About the Author:
Beverly Marie Jones (Lewis) was born in the heart of Amish
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Marie Ralston
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amish Prayers is compiled by Beverly Lewis. This book is a series of prayers which has been divided into different categories such as prayers for: a new day, divine guidance, gratitude, repentance, comfort, praise, strength, purity in heart, unity, humility, submission and the evening. This book is remarkable in that this is the first time that many of these prayers have been translated from their original source in German to English.

Each prayer is beautifully written and meaningfully phrased t
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Maureen Timerman
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
The Amish as well as other Anabaptist groups have used the same book of prayers for centuries. Now for the first time a selection of these prayers is readily available in English. This exclusive authentic translation from the original German--with an introduction by Beverly Lewis--will give readers insights into the spiritual foundations of the Plain people. Each prayer is paired with a Scripture passage to draw readers closer to God. This hardcover illustrated gift book is perfect for old and n ...more
Yiya
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I generally do not favor prayer compilations, as we tend to consider them more than the Bible - a practice that I disagree with, as I believe our prayer should be a personal communication with our Creator. However, I Mrs. Lewis's novels, which depict the Amish people with straightforwardness and a caring heart that reflects their deep communion with God. This sparked my curiosity about this book, knowing that the compilation would be made by someone knowledgeable in the matter, and despite that

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Abbie Riddle
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the pages of this book the very heart of the Amish community is lain open for the world to see. It is in these prayers that were originally printed as Die Ernsthafte Christenpflicht in 1708 that we are invited into a deeper understanding of the faith that these people hold so dear. In prayer we each express those convictions of our faith that we hold close, those things that drive and influence us. It is in prayers that communities, families and churches are drawn together into a deeper more ...more
Laura
Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: AMISH PRAYERS
Author: Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House
April 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0882-9
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/prayer

AMISH PRAYERS is a selection of prayers from the German Prayer Book, Die Ernsthafte Christenpflicht, available in English for our ease in reading—and praying—along with these heartfelt prayers.

The prayers are translated from the original German, with an introduction by Beverly Lewis. She also pairs each prayer with a Scripture passage. Accentuated by beautifull
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Cynthia
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Beverly Lewis has compiled a selection of prayers from the prayer book of the Amish. They are translated from the original German. They are organized into topical chapters such as Prayers for a New Day, Prayers for Comfort, and Prayers for Purity of Heart. Lewis wrote an introduction for the book and paired each prayer with Scripture.

There is a reason that these prayers have been around so long. They are Biblical, thought provoking, and honoring of God. The reader is left with plenty to think ab
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James
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prayer
Admitedly I read this because I loved the irony of reading a e-book version of an Amish Prayer book. But these prayers are beautiful, theologically rich and self reflective. They come from the German prayerbook Die Ernsthafte Christenpflicht which is used by the Amish and other Anabaptists. The prayers are arranged here, topically as prayers for: a New Day, Divine Guidance, Gratitude, Repentance, Comfort, Praise, Strength, Purity of Heart, Unity, Humility, Submission and the Evening.

As the inter
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Bluerose's  Heart
As the title says, this is a book of Amish Prayers. I found it to be a great devotional-type book. I'm not one who memorizes or recites prayers. I think they should come from the heart. I like reading them, though, because they give me ideas about things that I should be praying about, but haven't thought about.
Although I love reading about the Amish, I don't share most of their beliefs. I do admire their simplicity and their desire to please the Lord. I think that desire shines throughout this
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Kayla Eklund
I thought this was a great short read. Beverly Lewis's books are usually good, and this one is no exception. I was hoping for a little more amish stories in it, not just prayers and bible verses. However, it was still a very inspirational book. I didn't really have a favorite prayer or bible verse in Amish Prayers. I liked all of the book equally. It made a great Christmas gift for my mom, who absolutely loved it. It will definitely also make a great gift for anyone who likes Christian or Amish ...more
Margaret
Feb 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Amish Prayers is a book of common prayers used by the Amish. They are heartfelt, prayers and a nice guide to use when you don't know exactly what to pray. They tend to be on the formal side but that does not take away from the content!

Overall I gained much from the forthrightness and humbleness (is that a word?) of these prayers. This is a book I will keep on my phone/kindle for reference.

This was a free download from Barnes and Noble, part of my personal collection.

Love and Blessings Always,
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Audrey
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Christians
This little book is full of prayers that have been prayed by Amish and Mennonite believers for hundreds of years. The prayers came from an old German book written in the 1700's entitled "Prayer Book for Earnest Christians: A Spiritually Rich Anabaptist Resource". This is a book every Christian would benefit from reading.
Vicki Krivak
English translations of a selection of prayers from "Die Ernsthafte Christenpflicht", and early
eighteenth century prayer book that has been used by the Amish and Mennonites for generations. It
was a great, short read. It's a very inspirational book. Would make a great gift for someone.
Leanne
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a book of prayers from the Amish community. It was a good reminder of all the things we should pray for -- repentance, gratitude, our leaders, grace, humility, strength, etc. I found it very uplifting.
Veora
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is beautiful in every way. It is not just the wonderful prayers to read everyday over and over again, but the size of the book is handy to have by your bedside and the illustrations are simple and meaningful. This is a book you will treasure and keep forever.
April
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very comforting and inspiring book. The prayers in this book were uplifting and helpful. I loved how every prayer ended with a scripture verse, and the chapter illustrations were just lovely.
Sheila
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it
For me, this was a nice, enjoyable evening read. Prayers of gratitude, prayers of devotion, prayers for contemplation. Nothing overly unique, but a nice, bedtime read.
Dianna
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dianna by: Amazon giveaway
This is a book of various Amish prayers
PWRL
May 11, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-new
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Lillie
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
A collection of beautiful and meaningful prayers used by the Amish.
Clayton Chase
Help us forget all our hearts' temporal and earthly concerns and only strive earnestly for that which is eternal and of you.
Katharine Holden
Nov 19, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Rather dull, very Germanic prayers, many of them excessively lengthy.
Wanda
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
These prayers are good for today also.
Laura Schrillo
It was okay, that sort of says it all.
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Beautiful! Beautiful!
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