DEVOTIONALS • BOOKS
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PRAY IN THE SPIRIT & DISCOVER GREATER JOY IN JESUS
Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and requests. (Ephesians 6:18)
We know how difficult prayer can be — how hard it sometimes is to find the words, to feel that our hearts are heard, and that our prayers for someone matter. We understand when some days, our prayers seem to bounce back off the ceiling or echo into space. Or days we’re so exhausted, so burdened by pain that we cannot pray. Or even the days we sense the Spirit’s gentle nudging but let the moment slip away.
“True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.” (Charles Spurgeon)
“Prayer is first and foremost an act of love … born of a desire to be with Jesus.” (Brennan Manning)
You are not alone. We are in this together. It’s why we created our new Let’s Pray page.
Join us as we nurture and grow our spiritual lives, discovering greater joy in Jesus.
100 Names of God Daily Devotional
Christopher D. Hudson
Experience the peace, joy, and hope that come from deepening your understanding of who God is with this beautiful devotional. From Adonai to Jehovah-Jireh, each of these stunning full-color daily devotions usher you into the very presence of God by having you reflect on who God is. In God's names, you will find new reasons to worship Him, trust Him, and praise Him even more!
Blessings & Prayers for Caregivers
Find encouragement for the realities of daily caregiving challenges. Through brief Gospel-focused readings and Scripture verses, this small book offers refreshment and renewal for the exhausted caregiver. Each reading focuses on Jesus as the source of our hope and strength. Blessings and Prayers for Caregivers can be tucked in a pocket or a purse to go with you wherever you go and to be at your fingertips whenever you have a minute or two and need a word of encouragement.
Physical symptoms and limitations change all aspects of life, leading to losses and to unique challenges that are difficult to navigate. Discover encouragement and practical applications showing you how to release guilt and shame, ask for help, balance work and rest, and get through days of difficult symptoms.
The Color of the Night
Gerhard E. Frost
The Color of the Night contains 86 short reflections inspired by the biblical book of Job. Each reflection begins with a quotation from Job and wrestles with the difficult issues that we face during times of crisis, such as trust in God, the meaning of life, and fairness in the world. With newly added questions for reflection and discussion, this thoughtful book is ideal for individual and group study or personal devotion.
Desperate for Hope: Questions We Ask God in Suffering, Loss, and Longing
Vaneetha tackles the hard questions and offers a scriptural framework to help you find hope in your pain. She walks with you as you meet women in the Bible who suffered loss and shares her own experiences of longing and grief. In the end, you’ll find that the answers to your deepest questions can be found in the character, goodness, and sovereignty of God.
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.
Every Moment Holy, Volume 1
Douglas Kaine McKelvey
Every Moment Holy is a book of liturgies for the ordinary events of daily life — liturgies such as "A Liturgy for Feasting with Friends," "A Liturgy for Laundering," or "A Liturgy for the First Hearthfire of the Season." These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when – especially when – we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice.
Every Moment Holy, Vol. 2: Death, Grief, and Hope
Douglas Kaine McKelvey
Volume 2 of Every Moment Holy is a book of liturgies for seasons of dying and grieving — liturgies such as "A Liturgy for the Scattering of Ashes" or "A Liturgy before a Medical Treatment" or "A Liturgy for Embracing both Joy and Sorrow." Here are ways to remind us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose and eternal hopes even when—especially when—suffering and pain threaten to overwhelm us.
Though not from a liturgical background, Karin felt led to celebrate the holy through the period from Ash Wednesday to Resurrection Sunday. From Ashes to Glory is a collection of forty-seven brief psalms written as a daily offering of worship that will encourage and draw you closer to God in any season.
Lee Ann Zanon
Lee Ann knows heartache, disillusionment, and the grief of having her identity, built for decades on external accomplishments, stripped away by chronic pain. She’s walked the road of doubt and loss, questioning God’s unwillingness to grant the request of her fervent prayers. She’s also had a front row seat to others’ suffering …
Incurable Faith: 120 Devotions of Lasting Hope for Lingering Health Issues
Discover the riches of abundant life that pain and illness can never take away! The 120 devotionals are grouped in varying lengths, so you can engage with shorter passages on days when concentration is difficult. Each devotion offers a Scripture verse, prayer, suggested worship song, and takeaway to keep your mind anchored in truth.
The One Year Great Songs of Faith
Mark Norton and Robert Brown
Experience the timeless truths contained in the many celebrated songs of the Christian faith. Each day's devotional includes the text of a classic hymn or song, the inside story about the author or origin of the song, and a related Scripture passage. Be refreshed and strengthened each day.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada wants to help you become rich in faith and wealthy in hope. Some people focus on material treasures, but Joni reminds you that life’s true gems (priceless pearls that are worth everything to purchase and own) come from God. Pearls of Great Price follows the helpful tradition of Diamonds in the Dust and More Precious Than Silver.
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World
Sabbath-keeping not only brings physical refreshment but also restores the soul. God commands us to “remember the Sabbath,” but is that realistic in today’s fast-paced culture? In this warm and helpful book, Shelly Miller dispels legalistic ideas about Sabbath-keeping and shows how even busy people can implement a rhythm of rest into their lives―whether for an hour, a morning, or a whole day.
Sacred Tears: Simple Reminders That God Sees You and Loves You
This collection of heartfelt essays, eye-catching word art, inspiring Scripture verses, honest prayers, and uplifting photography will meet you in your place of pain, offering solace and refuge for your weary soul. Lovingly written by a pastor’s wife and adoptive mom who lives with chronic pain, Sacred Tears will bring you the blessed respite you’ve been longing for and remind you that you are never alone.
Searching for Sea Glass: Journeying with God Through Chronic Illness 30 Devotions
Kara J. Plett
Journeying with a chronic illness is hard, but as Christians, we don’t have to walk alone. God wants us to press into Him for strength, understanding, and perspective. These 30 self-paced devotions invite you to meet with God in a special way as you interact with His Word and complete the journaling activities within the pages.
The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms
The book of Psalms is known as the Bible’s songbook. Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately and relied on them to face every situation, including his death. The Songs of Jesus is based on Keller's accumulated years of study, insight, and inspiration recorded in his prayer journals. Inviting readers into the vast wisdom of the Psalms, Keller guides us in finding distilled meaning in each verse.
Songs of Suffering: 25 Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls
Tears and Tossings: Hope in the Waves of Life
No matter how we try to sugarcoat it, there's something about suffering and loss that shakes our confidence, disorients us, dulls the things we once enjoyed, and brings questions that demand an answer. Reflecting on her experiences of pain and hope, Sarah encourages us to come to a God who loves us, knows us, and not only sees our tossings and tears, but holds them as his own.
Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy
If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? How do you move forward? This book is a helpful 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement.
What Your Soul Needs for Stressful Times: 60 Powerful Truths to Protect Your Peace
Stress is inevitable, but letting it control your life is optional. This 60-day devotional offers spiritual truth to soothe your soul alongside practical tools to apply it that will truly make a difference. Each day, discover Scripture, a prayer, questions for reflection, and inspirational quotes to help you learn to live with more peace and less pressure, more calm and less chaos, more worship and less worry.
Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul
Life is noisy. What would happen if every day for the next 40 days, you soaked in God’s love as He intimately whispered words of rest just for you? This 40-day devotional detox for your soul lays out a spiritual journey to refresh you and guide you to great peace while helping you discover who God truly made you to be: His beloved. Renew your spirit with powerful affirmations of God's love, Scripture, journaling prompts, and practical challenges to spark joy. The guidebook will create space for your soul to breathe.
Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice
Word by Word is a beautifully- written book of meditations on fifteen well-chosen words. Readers are invited to dwell intentionally with single words: remember their biblical and literary contexts, consider the personal associations they bring up, and allow them to become a focus for prayer and meditation.
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