In stock
Prayers for Life's Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

Prayers for Life's Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

Compiled and Edited by Mary Lou Redding  

by Mary Lou Redding

Sometimes our prayers flow easily, and we talk to God just as naturally as we would to a dear friend. But sometimes we can't find words to express our thoughts, no matter how hard we try.

What can you do when you can't pray, or when you need a prayer for a specific occasion but don't know where to begin? You can turn to the prayers of other Christians to carry you into God's presence.

Prayers for Life's Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments is a unique collection of prayers that give you words to pray in those times when you can't find words of your own.

The honest, heartfelt prayers, written by staff members of The Upper Room and the General Board of Discipleship, address such categories as:

  • For the People We Love
  • Birthdays and Milestones
  • The Cry for Justice
  • Loss and Grief
  • In Uncertain Times
  • Asking for Healing
  • Facing Our Own and Others' Imperfections
  • Spiritual Searching
  • Gratitude for Ordinary Miracles

"Being able to pray is a privilege and a gift," Mary Lou Redding writes. "This collection is a gift to us for the times we need someone to help us say what we want to say to God."

Through this book, you will learn how to touch the heart of God when you can't articulate your own prayers.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-1089-0
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 03/01/2012
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 7.0000 x 5.0000

Mary Lou Redding is interested in many disciplines-art, literature, music, science, philosophy, religion, politics. She is a writer, thinker, feminist, loving mother and grandmother, as well as an outspoken and direct person. One of seven children, Mary Lou is the mother of an adult daughter and grandmother of two nearly perfect granddaughters. Before becoming an editor and writer, she taught basic and advanced prose writing and business communication on the college level. Teaching about writing and the Bible is one of her great loves. Mary Lou has a master of arts degree in rhetoric and writing and worked professionally as a writer and editor for many years, retiring as editorial director of The Upper Room daily devotional guide in 2012.

Available Formats

Recommendations For You

Purchased With