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Prayer and Worship

A Spiritual Formation Guide

by Julia L. Roller, Lynda L. Graybeal

Living the Psalms

Prayer and worship compose the heart of the devotional life and are essential practices for a close relationship with God. But too often our prayer is nothing more than a checklist of requests, and our worship happens only in church. What does it mean to communicate with God? How do we enter his presence in the midst of our daily lives? Utilizing the beloved book of the Psalms, this guide reveals many different ways to come before God in prayer and worship, including wrestling with God, pleading with God, lamenting to God, and longing for God.

Prayer and Worship is organized for individual or group study, and includes chapters on: Longing • Exhorting • Repenting • Asking • Pleading • Cursing • Waiting • Lamenting • Trusting • Praising • Thanking • Celebrating. Each section of this Guide offers insights and avenues to help us bring every part of our lives before God and truly enter his presence. HarperOne, softcover, 160 pages.

The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Guides, created by Richard J. Foster and the team that developed The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible and the longstanding A Spiritual Formation Workbook, provide tangible lessons that help us become spiritually formed, conformed, and transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. Geared for either individual study or use in small groups with chapter structure similar to A Spiritual Formation Workbook, each Renovaré Spiritual Formation Guide explores one facet of our life with God, providing readings from Scripture as well as classic and contemporary works of spirituality. The combination of readings, reflection questions, exercises, and activities makes these books invaluable interactive guides that prompt true spiritual growth. And they are a tremendous resource for connecting Scripture study with larger spiritual formation ideas and themes.