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    Recommended Reading on Prayer

    October 8, 2020

                                          RECOMMENDED READING ON PRAYER

    These books are available for loan from Pastor Shelley.

    Classics on prayer:

    Brother Lawrence. The Practice of the Presence of God. 1670 (?) This little book tells of a
            humble monk's journey in learning to live in God's presence.

    Ole Hallesby. Prayer. 1931. Hallesby has a very engaging approach to learning to pray
            from reading the Gospels.

    Andrew Murray. With Christ in the School of Prayer. 1885. Andrew Murray was a minister
            in South Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This book is 31
            days of readings on the New Testament teaching on prayer.

    On intercession:

    Dutch Sheets. Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and
            Earth. 1996.

    Rees Howells, Intercessor by Norman Grubb. 1952. This is a biography of a man who
            lived in prayer and through whose prayers God worked wonderfully.

    On growing your own prayer life with God:

    Anthony Bloom. Beginning to Pray. 1970. Bishop Bloom was from the Russian Orthodox
            church. His writing on prayer is deep and clear.

    Richard Foster. Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home. 1992. One of my favourite

    Brad Jersak. Can You Hear Me: Tuning in to the God Who Speaks. 2003. Just so that you
            know that there are good contemporary books on prayer... Brad Jersak has some
            unique insights into listening to God; he lives in BC.

    Frank Laubach. The Game With Minutes. 1956. Frank Laubach was a missionary in the
            Philippines, and an international figure in literacy, and developed the “each one
            teach one” (or the Laubach method) principle of learning to read. His books
            chronicle his intention to pray without ceasing. I also have his Letters by a Modern
            Mystic (1937). These are short books.

    Henri Nouwen. With Open Hands. 1972. A wonderful writer on the spiritual life.
            Leanne Payne. Listening Prayer: Learning to Hear God's Voice and Keep a Prayer Journal.
            1994. My favourite teacher on prayer, but not a light read!

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