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4.5 starsBeautifully illustrated and equally beautifully written. Good practical book on prayer. Some years ago I found this book for maybe a dime at a thrift store It was the 70s edition and it was really beat up, but the title and the picture of a woman standing in a clearing, a cloudy sky above, but light shining through, just really caught my attention The back of the book starts out, He answers simple prayers I can t remember a whole lot about what it said, though I still have it and remember it fondly It was a bad time for me and just the tone of the book helped some Beyond that Some years ago I found this book for maybe a dime at a thrift store It was the 70s edition and it was really beat up, but the title and the picture of a woman standing in a clearing, a cloudy sky above, but light shining through, just really caught my attention The back of the book starts out, He answers simple prayers I can t remember a whole lot about what it said, though I still have it and remember it fondly It was a bad time for me and just the tone of the book helped some Beyond that, I remember the most basic and important idea was that, even though there were prayers in this book, they were examples Your prayer is personal and between you and God.Not long after reading this, I was given another book on prayer by someone who, while wanting to help, didn t understand what prayer was about The book they gave me was shiny and new, but wasabout reciting the prayers it gave you That s not personal and that s not how you talk to God I never got far into that book because it really bothered me.Back to this book Even before reading it I had learned years ago, from someone I respected, that he believed some of the people closest to God prayed in a way most people seem to have forgotten just talk to Him A farmer out in a field just talks to Him, maybe of problems, maybe thanking Him for something, maybe just to talk for talk s sake.I don t believe this book goes quite that far, if I remember right, but I m giving it four stars because of my fondness for it and because it helps people learn and be confident in their own prayers instead of reciting others prayers That s a road worth traveling Wow This really changed my perception on prayer Prayer has always been something that I ve struggled with, like what s the point of praying if God knows every crevice and shadow in my heart and how can I make prayer a conversation instead of feeling like I m shouting at the wall I loved how Marshall broke prayer down into these smaller,manageable pieces and then delved into each one And I also loved how she put a sample, fill in the blanks prayer at the end of each chapter, and how sh Wow This really changed my perception on prayer Prayer has always been something that I ve struggled with, like what s the point of praying if God knows every crevice and shadow in my heart and how can I make prayer a conversation instead of feeling like I m shouting at the wall I loved how Marshall broke prayer down into these smaller,manageable pieces and then delved into each one And I also loved how she put a sample, fill in the blanks prayer at the end of each chapter, and how she put in real examples in the text of the chapters of how each prayer has power and can be used I took pages and pages of notes, and I think I need a day or two of heavy mental processing before I read it again Highly recommend, especially for anyone struggling with prayer Thanks mom for putting this in my hands ( READ PDF ) ⚓ Adventures in Prayer ♷ Catherine Marshall shares her personal discoveries about how surprisingly down to earth God wants our prayers to be To bring us closer to Jesus, she offers a practical, intimate prayer at the end of each chapter of insight and experience Excellent, encouraging little book I love Catherine Marshall s work. A good book I feel that there are harder, deeper truths about prayer than the author reaches, but for those wishing to explore prayer, this will be a helpful book. Some inspiring and even challenging devotional thoughts on eight different types, or aspects, of prayer The cover art for this edition is terribly dated, but the text is both contemporary and often profound The publisher had Catherine Marshall, wife of Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, pull together six reflections she d written for Guideposts in the early 1970s she expanded them and added twochapters to form this short book on prayer Some good insights and still applicable despite Marsh Some inspiring and even challenging devotional thoughts on eight different types, or aspects, of prayer The cover art for this edition is terribly dated, but the text is both contemporary and often profound The publisher had Catherine Marshall, wife of Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, pull together six reflections she d written for Guideposts in the early 1970s she expanded them and added twochapters to form this short book on prayer Some good insights and still applicable despite Marshall s time bound stories and illustrations I bought a copy of this little book off ofafter reading about it in Guideposts magazine.As a person of halting, reluctant faith at times, I found the descriptions of the different kinds of prayer insightful Even Mrs Marshall admits that there have been times for her when she prayed with barely any faith at all, yet she still experienced answered prayers or at least surrender to whatever would happen.I like the emphasis on praying for even small things while acknowledging that God is I bought a copy of this little book off ofafter reading about it in Guideposts magazine.As a person of halting, reluctant faith at times, I found the descriptions of the different kinds of prayer insightful Even Mrs Marshall admits that there have been times for her when she prayed with barely any faith at all, yet she still experienced answered prayers or at least surrender to whatever would happen.I like the emphasis on praying for even small things while acknowledging that God is not some kind of slot machine into which we can put prayers and expect extreme prosperity to come out It s about trust that God is there for us in both big and small things, and that he loves us regardless of whether or not our prayers are answered, although we may never know why some are answered and some are not.What I didn t like about this book as much was the story about the friend who was depressed because her husband was leaving her for another woman, and came to Mrs Marshall to talk and pray with her The friend realized without Mrs Marshall saying anything that she didn t love herself and wasn t taking care of herself or her house , so if she just acknowledged God s love for her, her marriage could be healed I can see a person having issues with a spouse who is constantly and vocally insecure, but it does not excuse cheating on that person It is not the insecure person s fault that the other partner couldn t keep his or her pants on This book was originally written in the 70s Hopefully this hideous victim blaming andspecifically, woman blaming attitude has changed at least some in the contemporary church I m glad that as an often insecure Christian, I m married to a man who loves me forthan my confidence level or my ability to dress up and keep a clean house The house is pretty clean, but who knows one potato chip on the floor and he could be off with another woman or a man this is 2016, after all sarcasm Mrs Marshall also referenced a story about Dr Livingstone on mission in Africa His prayers and experiences with God gave him the courage not to act aggressive or frightened with some native tribesmen The way this was described reminded me of a form of nonviolent resistance, which is cool, but I cringed at the dated description of African natives as savages Because in this world, there are only Christians, and savages that are not Christian yet Bleh My mom gave me her copy of this classic, and I can t believe it took me this long to discover it This is a great, easy read with practical prayers for the most common issues we face waiting, relinquishment, helplessness, andAnd Catherine Marshall provides stories and examples for when these prayers impacted herself or others A key prayer book to pick up and keep on your shelf