This inspiring guide shows how the awesome power of prayer can bring about personal and universal change. A prayer is not a shortcut, says Janice Connell, but a courageous spiritual voyage that can transform and ennoble our lives and the lives of those we love. The power of prayer can heal sickness, repair marriages, and restore hope when all seems hopeless. It is a "secret that transcends nations, races, climates, and economic barriers, . . . changing people, things, and circumstances, in Heaven and on earth."
Prayer Power is full of prayers for all occasions-prayers of inspiration, prayers for celebrations and holidays, prayers for relationships, and prayers of consolation for difficult times. Also included are specific prayers for peace, forgiveness, and everyday living, and an extraordinary collection of novenas, including the famous Novena to St. Jude Thaddeus for Hopeless Cases. From the profoundly simple to the deeply layered, the prayers are arranged according to the needs they address.
Beautifully interwoven with the prayers are enlightening stories of spiritual mentors, such as Albert the Great, Etty Hillisum of Auschwitz, Bernadette of Lourdes, and many others from biblical to modern times. Through these courageous and inspiring examples, Connell teaches us how to pray effectively. She encourages us to study the prayers of these spiritual teachers with open hearts, meditate on the Scriptures that precede the prayers and stories, and memorize a new prayer each week as a spiritual discipline so that we might live a full and devoted life.
Written with love and wisdom, Prayer Power is a gift of devotion to draw from deeply, and a source of comfort and peace to be cherished.
Nurturing the Sacred Within
"Prayer power is the key to the good life we all seek," says Janice Connell. It is "the only human power that is stronger than all creation. Prayer power is about connecting with all life: when we connect with Life, we connect with God. . . . Prayer power is more than the prayers we pray at home, on the road, in churches. [It] is a way of life. . . . The more prayer power we develop, the closer Heaven and the things of Paradise are to our conscious awareness, our behavior, and our chosen lifestyle. Prayer power unlocks the secrets of abiding happiness."
The stories and prayers in this inspiring book-drawn from a rich array of biblical, historical, and contemporary sources-brilliantly teach us how to faithfully nurture the spirit within. In Prayer Power, we learn through the wisdom of great spiritual thinkers. St. Bernard of Clairvaux and St. ThÈrÈse of Lisieux teach us how to love ourselves in ways that permanently enrich our spirit; St. Catherine of Siena teaches us how to trust in God; and from Mother Teresa of Calcutta and St. Francis of Assisi, we learn how to love deeply.
Overflowing with warmth, wisdom, and prayers for every occasion and need, Prayer Power makes a wonderful devotional to share with family and friends. It's an empowering guide for anyone who prays-and anyone who wants to learn how. [via]