A Prayer Journal

Author: Flannery O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709696

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 691


"I would like to write a beautiful prayer," writes the young Flannery O'Connor in this deeply spiritual journal, recently discovered among her papers in Georgia. "There is a whole sensible world around me that I should be able to turn to Your praise." Written between 1946 and 1947 while O'Connor was a student far from home at the University of Iowa, A Prayer Journal is a rare portal into the interior life of the great writer. Not only does it map O'Connor's singular relationship with the divine, but it shows how entwined her literary desire was with her yearning for God. "I must write down that I am to be an artist. Not in the sense of aesthetic frippery but in the sense of aesthetic craftsmanship; otherwise I will feel my loneliness continually . . . I do not want to be lonely all my life but people only make us lonelier by reminding us of God. Dear God please help me to be an artist, please let it lead to You." O'Connor could not be more plain about her literary ambition: "Please help me dear God to be a good writer and to get something else accepted," she writes. Yet she struggles with any trace of self-regard: "Don't let me ever think, dear God, that I was anything but the instrument for Your story." As W. A. Sessions, who knew O'Connor, writes in his introduction, it was no coincidence that she began writing the stories that would become her first novel, Wise Blood, during the years when she wrote these singularly imaginative Christian meditations. Including a facsimile of the entire journal in O'Connor's own hand, A Prayer Journal is the record of a brilliant young woman's coming-of-age, a cry from the heart for love, grace, and art.

A Prayer Journal

Author: Flannery O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374236915

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 3517


"I would like to write a beautiful prayer," writes the young Flannery O'Connor in this deeply spiritual journal, recently discovered among her papers in Georgia. "There is a whole sensible world around me that I should be able to turn to Your praise." Written between 1946 and 1947 while O'Connor was a student far from home at the University of Iowa, A Prayer Journal is a rare portal into the interior life of the great writer. Not only does it map O'Connor's singular relationship with the divine, but it shows how entwined her literary desire was with her yearning for God. "I must write down that I am to be an artist. Not in the sense of aesthetic frippery but in the sense of aesthetic craftsmanship; otherwise I will feel my loneliness continually . . . I do not want to be lonely all my life but people only make us lonelier by reminding us of God. Dear God please help me to be an artist, please let it lead to You." O'Connor could not be more plain about her literary ambition: "Please help me dear God to be a good writer and to get something else accepted," she writes. Yet she struggles with any trace of self-regard: "Don't let me ever think, dear God, that I was anything but the instrument for Your story." As W. A. Sessions, who knew O'Connor, writes in his introduction, it was no coincidence that she began writing the stories that would become her first novel, Wise Blood, during the years when she wrote these singularly imaginative Christian meditations. Including a facsimile of the entire journal in O'Connor's own hand, A Prayer Journal is the record of a brilliant young woman's coming-of-age, a cry from the heart for love, grace, and art.

My Prayer Journal

Author: Karen Davis Hill

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400317398

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 145

View: 8541


Guiding girls toward a meaningful prayer life and a more intimate relationship with God. Prayer doesn't always come easy for kids. This guided journal helps pre-teen girls learn how to talk and listen to God. Each reading offers a new topic with a Bible verse, illustration from Bible characters or Christians, a sample prayer, and guided questions to help girls form their own prayers. There is also a special "Prayer Path" section for them to record their prayers and see God's loving answers. The cool design is appealing to pre-teen girls with a flex-cover and elastic band closure. Along with guided journaling pages, there are extra blank pages for die-hard journalists!

The Prayer Journal

Author: Rodneysha Benson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387496700

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 4542


Do you know how to pray? Do you have a hard time praying? Well this journal is perfect for you. This is an one year prayer journal. This journal allows you to write your prayers and pour out your heart to God daily. It will help you to develop a routine of prayer as well as teach you how to pray. As millennials (age 23 - 37) we are prepositioned for greatness. There has never been a generation like us before, we are unprecedented. The evolution in technology, agriculture and so many other thing that we have experienced is what sets us apart. We are millennials and we are perfect for such as this. We are created for such a time as this. ' For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?'

C.t.s. of Prayer Journal

Author: Allen Sapp

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557952557

Category:

Page: 110

View: 8703


Faithworks Prayer Journal

Author: Carol Cater

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434366995

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 9367


Carol Cater a single mother of five children, lives in Toronto Canada. Since dedicating her life to Jesus, Carol volunteers with the Correctional Institution, helping those who are incarcerated, in an effort to help them find God. Carol has been working on this Journal for a number of years, and through prayer, a gift from God, it has kept her connected to Him. Carol has faced many challenges and struggles throughout her life, without God, Carol knows she would not have made it this far. This volume is Carol's first publication. Inspired by the Holy Spirit and by the many prayer request she has received she hopes this journal will be a blessing to Christians around the world especially those who are prayer leaders and prayer worriers in their churches.

Prophetic Prayer Journal (Facilitator) 2020

Author: Ramona Brown

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1794833641

Category: Religion

Page: 130

View: 1646


Prayer is without a doubt a very important part of ministry for every believer and the church especially in the days we are living. When we pray we come to understand the mind and redemptive will of our Lord for our lives, specific situations, and the will of God for our family, church, community and nation. "The Church's greatest deficiency today is in power not in programs, strategies, materials or ideas. And power for ministry can be released only through prayer." Prayer should not be mechanical or burdensome. But fulfilling, powerful, consistent, relevant, cutting edge and a benefit for all; it is our desire for every person who uses this prayer journal to receive a fresh impartation in your prayer life that will infuse His Glory and breathe, and His love into your relationships. We anticipate the rewards that will come to you when you use this prayer journal and while you make a commitment to discipline your life in prayer.

Men's Devotional Prayer Journal

Author: Jack Countryman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 0849951542

Category: Religion

Page: 193

View: 4827


Designed to enrich one's spiritual life and personal worship time, The Men's Devotional Prayer Journal helps men set godly goals for their life and measure God's answers to their prayers. Men of all ages will find this new prayer journal an important tool in their development of a more complete experience with God. Contains a plan of systematic prayer organized around different types and topics of prayer and accompanied by weekly devotions for a year with an emphasis on finding personal applications from the Scriptures assigned.