Prayers for Hard Times: Reflections, Meditations and Inspirations of Hope and Comfort (Christian Gift for Women, Prayers for Healing, Spiritua
The Simple Act of Praying Wisdom, inspiration and prayer: As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Hard Times , author Becca Anderson offers solace in bringing together the wisdom of great thinkers, spiritual leaders and writers who have faced difficulty and learned from it. Sacred and inspirational sources: Organized in daybook form, the book draws from sacred sources such as the Bible, the Torah, Buddhist and Native American texts, as well as inspirational writings of: Joan Didion Elizabeth Gilbert Maya Angelou Rumi Mark Nepo Harriet Tubman Dave Eggars Abraham Lincoln Anne Morrow Lindberg Martin Luther King Jr. Consolation and renewal: Together, these wise words create a tapestry of consolation and renewal for those times when it all seems too much. In a world that feels increasingly fragile and, at times, fractured, people need answers and prayers. Becca Anderson's collection focuses on prayers for a wide range of life challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hard Times covers issues facing individuals such as loss of loved ones, illness, anxiety, divorce, depression and addiction, as well as those challenges communities face in natural disasters and violence. The writers in Anderson's devotional address the world at large, as well, with words of hope and help for global poverty, hunger, war and the environmental. Prayers for Hard Times offers readers solace, comfort, and support, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves.
From the Back Cover Prayers for Hard Times: A Devotional Daybook The simple act of prayer can heal--not only spiritually and emotionally, but even physically. Author Becca Anderson credits her recovery from cancer to God's help and the power of prayer. The pages in this daybook invite you to ponder the timeless words of the Holy Bible, but you will also find the wisdom of spiritual teachers and insights of people such as Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Elie Wiesel--who faced difficulty, only to survive or even grow through their troubles. Prayers for Hard Times not only weaves these wise words into a tapestry of comfort, consolation, and renewal, but also offers focused prayers for those times when our troubles seem altogether too much to bear alone. The prayers in this daybook address a wide variety of specific difficulties--including illness, the loss of a loved one, divorce, anxiety, depression, and addiction--alongside the challenges communities face, such as responding to natural disasters, economic difficulties, and the needs of veterans and those serving our country at home and abroad. Prayers for Hard Times offers reassurance, help, and hundreds of prayers for what your heart needs in times of trouble. The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.