One of the values of National Day of Prayer is that it’s a reminder that prayer can be an integral part of everyday life. Prayer at the milestones can bring people together but prayer in the nitty-gritty is where my faith hits the road, whether I’m silently working through the Lord’s Prayer during a meeting at work or bowing my head and closing my eyes on my subway commute to work. In my job as a Guideposts editor I’ve talked to hundreds of people about how prayer has made a difference to them. In crisis moments, in relationships, at times of illness, in financial struggles, prayer is the glue that held them together.
-Rick Hamlin, Guideposts editor and author
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 Guideposts magazine 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 . . . .
“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.”
10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything
Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013
ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3 Paperback 5½” x 8¼” 240 pages $14.99
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