Prayer is not merely, as some say, “the breathing of the soul.” It is the imbibing of life itself. If we stop praying, life ebbs away. As long as we pray, our lives remains warm, ardent, and vigorous, for in prayer we meet God himself in Christ. In Christ is life—yes, in him alone (John 1:4). We experience this life only insofar as we search for him and love him, and only to the extent that we come to him and receive him in prayer. “Eating the flesh” and “drinking the blood” of the Son of Man actually takes place every time we meet him personally, so that he is in us and we are in him. Neither my prayer nor my conduct can bring life; what is crucial is that Christ is my life.
— Eberhard Arnold
If you've ever felt that praying was like talking to a wall, the last thing you need is another ebook that holds out religion like a good-luck charm. Where has the real God gone? Arnold tells stories about real men and women with very real problems finding strength to face life's challenges. Their experiences - which range from extreme to quite ordinary and universal - will comfort and encourage even the most jaded reader.
In Escape Routes, Arnold explores the roots of loneliness, frustration, alienation, and despair and the keys needed to leave them behind. No self-help mumbo jumbo here - just lots of real-life stories and straightforward advice. Potent medicine for anyone willing to down it.
A collection of anecdotes, sayings, parables, and meditations from one of the most fascinating spiritual guides of the 20th century. Rooted as it is in a distinctively Indian idiom, his Christian wisdom challenges Western readers to step beyond theological ideas and encounter the essence of the Gospels.
In this free ebook, Eberhard Arnold describes the kind of prayer that pleases God, and challenges us to rediscover the prayer that has the power to transform our lives and our world.
Eberhard Arnold published most of his essays during his lifetime, but almost none of his poems. It might have been shyness: many are love poems, and others reveal private struggles. All of them open a window on a man's inmost thoughts, and show him at his most essential and Christ-centered.
Christian prayers of comfort, courage, and hope for every day of the year, each with a corresponding verse from the Old or New Testament. The peace that flows from Blumhardt's prayers comes from an unshakable conviction that God's kingdom is indeed on the way.
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Will I be able to take this prayer of forgiveness with me not only into the peace of night-time, but also to hold onto it in the hard light of the next day? And what about you?
An article on prayer by Johann Christoph Arnold with quotes from Abraham Lincoln, Kahlil Gibran, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the Bible.
Prayer gives us the opportunity to discern God's will by coming into direct contact with him. It enables us to ask God for whatever we need, including judgment, mercy, and the grace to change our lives.
Thoughts from several Christian authors on unanswered prayer in the Christian's life.
Excerpts from The Gospel in Dostoyevsky on prayer and humble love.
I thank Thee this day for the gift of my country, for its beauty, its inner and outer wealth, its strength, its growth, its abundance, its spirit of can do, its uniqueness, and for all the good parts of its history.
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The meditations in this collection witness to the fact that the birth of Jesus is more than history – it is a reality – but only for those who feel their need and are personally ready to come to the manger. A revised and expanded edition of an old favourite, the 40 short, pithy readings in this free ebook will not leave you sitting comfortably this Christmas.
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Lord our God, Almighty Father in heaven, we stand before you as your children, whom you want to protect through the need of our time, through all sin and death. We praise you for giving us so much peace in an age full of trouble,…
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