10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without

Rick Hamlin, Guideposts Editor and Master Storyteller

Shares Fresh Perspective

A richer prayer life. A stronger connection to God. A more vibrant faith. Deep in our soul, every Christian longs for these, but how do we get there when our attempts at prayer seem so frustrating and so flawed?

In his newest release, 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything (Guideposts, April 2013), author and Executive Editor of Guidepostsmagazine Rick Hamlin approaches readers like a caring friend, dispelling uncertainties and sharing a whole new perspective on prayer.

“You can’t fail at it. Nobody can,” Hamlin shares in the introduction. “Open your heart, open your mouth, say something, say nothing. Shout if you must. Raise your hands; clasp them in your lap. Sing if you please . . . .

sing, raise your hands

“To try it is to do it,” he continues. “It’s the only human endeavor I can think of where trying is doing. Prayer is as natural as breathing. It’s fun. It’s a relief. It’s comforting. It’s a solace.”

Indeed, from the book’s first pages, Hamlin hooks readers with his genuine tone and candor. “He’s basically saying, ‘You can do this. In fact, you already are. And I’m going to give you practical ideas that will bless you beyond belief,’” explains David Morris of Guideposts, the book’s publisher. “In essence, he embraces each reader with down-to-earth encouragement, real-life examples and biblical wisdom, leaving them uniquely exhilarated. Divinely recharged. And inspired to talk to God in new ways, even to connect with Him ‘without ceasing’ with a new understanding of prayer.”

In fact, in ten inspiring chapters, Hamlin offers ten suggestions for a richer prayer life all born from his own life journey in prayer and from the experiences of others he’s encountered in his work at Guidepostsmagazine. He engages readers as only a master storyteller can, expanding their view of daily prayer opportunities—from mealtime and classic prayers to conversing with God as a friend, uplifting others, calling on God in times of crisis, singing both praises and petitions, giving thanks and more.

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth


Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s