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The Praying Life: Seeking God in All Things

Religion


by
Deborah Smith Douglas

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 128 pages

File size: 598 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Nothing is more remarkable-or more beautiful-than an ordinary life, quietly transformed by prayer. This is the life that Deborah Smith Douglas chronicles-and invites readers into-in her lovely collection of essays and poems. Drawing from events as simple as breakfast with her five-year-old daughter or waiting in line at the post office, Douglas shows how a loving relationship with God can be nurtured in small ways every day. “Without my ever really intending it,” she writes, “my own life-as a wife and mother, daughter and friend-has taught me to see God hidden in the ordinary, to watch for God under the surface of things as a fisherman watches for fish.” Woven into each of these pieces, along with reflections on the author’s experiences, are guidelines for readers watching for God in their own unique-and ordinary-lives. Divided into four sections-Ways of Praying, Healing, Spiritual Companionship, and Fruitfulness-The Praying Life will help Christians move from awareness of God’s presence in their lives to a deep participation in God’s love.

Nothing is more remarkable-or more beautiful-than an ordinary life, quietly transformed by prayer. This is the life that Deborah Smith Douglas chronicles-and invites readers into-in her lovely collection of essays and poems. Drawing from events as simple as breakfast with her five-year-old daughter or waiting in line at the post office, Douglas shows how a loving relationship with God can be nurtured in small ways every day. “Without my ever really intending it,”… (more)

Nothing is more remarkable-or more beautiful-than an ordinary life, quietly transformed by prayer. This is the life that Deborah Smith Douglas chronicles-and invites readers into-in her lovely collection of essays and poems. Drawing from events as simple as breakfast with her five-year-old daughter or waiting in line at the post office, Douglas shows how a loving relationship with God can be nurtured in small ways every day. “Without my ever really intending it,” she writes, “my own life-as a wife and mother, daughter and friend-has taught me to see God hidden in the ordinary, to watch for God under the surface of things as a fisherman watches for fish.” Woven into each of these pieces, along with reflections on the author’s experiences, are guidelines for readers watching for God in their own unique-and ordinary-lives. Divided into four sections-Ways of Praying, Healing, Spiritual Companionship, and Fruitfulness-The Praying Life will help Christians move from awareness of God’s presence in their lives to a deep participation in God’s love.

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