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Journey to the Heart

Centering Prayer for Children

by Frank Jelenek, Ann Boyajian

Mil­lions of books have been sold, teach­ing adults the prac­tice of cen­ter­ing prayer. Final­ly, a guide for children!

Cen­ter­ing prayer is a way of open­ing our whole being to God, beyond thoughts, words and emo­tions. It is sim­ple and prac­ti­cal — a way of prepar­ing heart and mind to receive the gift of inti­mate rela­tion­ship with God. Jesus said, When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

Frank Jelenek shows young chil­dren just how to do that. The first guide to a con­tem­pla­tive prayer prac­tice for chil­dren, Jour­ney to the Heart both instructs and inspires. Many par­ents and teach­ers will learn from this col­or­ful trea­sure of a book, as well! Until now, par­ents and teach­ers had no resource avail­able to intro­duce chil­dren to the joys of com­mu­ni­cat­ing with God in this spe­cial, inti­mate way.

This lov­ing book makes it easy for chil­dren to share in the spir­i­tu­al nour­ish­ment of cen­ter­ing prayer through age-appro­pri­ate illus­tra­tions and text that pro­vides clear direc­tions and encour­age­ment in sim­ple, fun lan­guage. Ide­al for ages 3 – 10.

2007

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