Prayer is an important religious practice that is rarely studied from the perspective of politics – and yet it should be. Though some forms of Protestantism teach that prayer should be individual and private, this is an exception rather than a rule. In many other religions and cultures, the regulation of collective and public prayer cannot be separated from the complex world of politics. Where is prayer allowed, and where not? Who can participate, and who can’t? How should you pray – and how shouldn’t you? Prayer is subject to a host of both written and unwritten political rules. From the Pentecostal religious battle – where prayer is both sword and shield against the Satanic Other – to the relations between Islam and Christianity, prayer as spiritual warfare can be found cross-culturally and across the world. This book brings together case studies of the political salience of prayer in Nigeria, France, India, Russia, and the United States. It deals with Christian, Muslim, and Hindu practices. In a world where religious tensions are ever-present, it reminds us of the intensely political nature of prayer. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Religious and Political Practice.
Caring for these newly individualized dead remains a deeply private responsibility, something one has to do on one's own, much like showing prayerful care for a non-Orthodox acquaintance. Conclusion: reading and responsibility Prayer ...
Author: Peter van der Veer
Essays on how to teach the spiritual aspects of Jewish prayer as well as the formal prayer Proceedures.
If I as a student sense that my teacher is present primarily to maintain decorum ( while also going through the motions of prayer ) , I may not feel the same responsibility to help create a prayerful atmosphere .
Author: Yoel Finkelman
Publisher: Torah Education in Israel, Inc.
Category: Jewish religious education
Ecclesiology is a key issue for the present age of church history. This groundbreaking work by one of today's leading theologians offers a major Protestant ecclesiology for the church catholic. This volume, the first of three, considers the priesthood of the church in light of the priesthood of Christ. Tom Greggs shows the connection between Christ's work as high priest and the universal church's role in salvation. All together, the three volumes will offer a major statement on the doctrine of the church for Christians from a variety of backgrounds.
This is a participation in the atoning priestly work of Christ, as the church takes upon itself prayerful responsibility for the sins of the world and orders itself towards those extra muros ecclesiae. Prayer in Christ the Unique High ...
Author: Tom Greggs
Publisher: Baker Academic
More than a book, Raising Prayerful Kids is a tool parents can use to make prayer fit naturally into their daily routines without it feeling like a chore or a lecture. Relatable stories of the authors' successes and failures along with fun activities and games help parents turn everyday moments into faith-filled moments that are naturally filled with prayer. Praying with your kids can be connecting, fun, nonintimidating, and even life changing. Includes: Prayer games Prayer Activities
“Parents Accept Responsibility for Their Child's Spiritual Development but Struggle with Effectiveness,” Barna, May 6, 2003, https://www.barna.com/research/parents -accept - responsibility - for - their - childs- spiritual ...
Author: Stephanie Thurling
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Murray identifies prayerlessness as a serious sin of omission and instructs Christians in how to make prayer a priority.
This cost Taylor much trouble and struggle in prayer because he believed, like George Mu ̈ller, that the word ''Owe no man anything'' was to be taken ... but he dared not take upon himself the responsibility of the twenty-four.
Author: Andrew Murray
Publisher: Bethany House
Fathers, how many times on a weekly basis do you hear the expression from your children: "Daddy Look?" Have you ever wondered why they want you to look so badly? Do you know how much power exists in Daddy's Look? If you haven't been looking at them, what have you been looking at? What happens when Daddies don't look? Are there dangers in not looking? Is is too late to look? Authors Battle, Sanders and Watts tackle these questions and more in this tremendous book destined to change the lives of all who read it and truly want to make a difference in their children's lives. "This is a great book. Daddy Look offers a focused approach to becoming a godly father. Using the story of "Daddy Look," it summarizes these lessons in five key principles: -Being a Godly Man -Being a Man of Character -Being a Teacher -Being a Provider -Being a Protector "This book is clearly written with Christian fathers as a target audience; however, men without a Christian background would still glean much from the principles in the book. I whole-heartedly recommend this book. It's a great read, and I'm very proud that my Pastor is one of its authors." -Grover Johnson, Single Dad "This book will both challenge and provoke change in any father who takes the time to read it and then makes a commitment to apply it. I truly wish this book was around when I was raising my two children as a sole provider and self-sufficient single Mom" -Dr. Anita Latin-Byrdsong - Founder, OVL Foundation A father with the responsibility of raising up a child and being a role model to look up to... "I felt like I failed recently while my 11 year old daughter asked me if I love her. It was a gut shot that caused me to stop everything and have a heart felt talk with her. I realize now that she has been saying "DaddyLook!" but in many different ways. My daughter and I have a new found relationship that feels much different than before. But had I listened to her cries sooner this could have been avoided and she could have detoured from the feelings of being lonely and unloved. The book Daddy Look gives a great understanding on the complications of parenting and how to avoid or deal with these situations in life. -Michael Pine www.daddylookbook.com
Our prayerful responsibility is to guide their thinking and feeling processes so that, with the help of God, they will make appropriate decisions. We don't own them; they are gifts from the Lord which will only be with us for little ...
Author: Todd Battle
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Family & Relationships
How many have solicitors , women of tact , who will make it a prayerful duty to invite every woman attending ... ready with a welcome when these women come , and who will feel responsibility that their gifts are really in the treasury .
Author: Woman's Board of Missions of the Interior
The great body of patriotic people who regulate their lives in the spirit of prayerful responsibility to God , and perform political duties in obedience to conscientious conviction , will HIS WELCOME HOME . 165.
Author: John Lindsay Swift
An accessible introduction to the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. The Way Into Jewish Prayer helps us to explore the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. It opens the door to 3,000 years of Jewish prayer, making available all you need to feel at home in the Jewish way of communicating with God.
efit that they may opt for if they wish, but as an obligation that they accept upon themselves for the sake of others. My earliest experience of being an adult worshiper occurred on the day I turned thirteen and celebrated being a bar ...
Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
DIVBook Description:Faithful. Fervent. Focused. Does that describe your prayer life? In The Prayerful Spirit, Dr. James P. Gills tells us how prayer has changed his life, how it has changed the lives of other doctors and their patients, and how it can change/div
If we consider prayer just a duty rather than a passionate response to God, laziness and indifference can result. In a marriage in which one or both partners consider the relationship an obligation or duty, the fires oflove grow cold.
Author: James P. Gills
Publisher: Charisma Media