Item description for Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer by J. David Muyskens...
Overview Rev. Muyskens reminds readers that what God seeks is a relationship, a two-way communication that requires openness, listening, and focused time. Muyskens invites believers to spend time daily focusing their hearts on God.
Publishers Description Are you trying to do it all yourself? Muyskens reminds us that what God seeks is relationship with us, a two-way communication. What relationship with God requires is very similar to what our earthly relationships require: openness, listening, focused time. One way to practice the skills needed for this relationship is centering prayer, a simple but deeply powerful prayer practice. In beautiful and accessible language, Muyskens invites us to spend time daily focusing our hearts on God, to find the power to be still and be reoriented to "the One who is the Center of all." Exercises in prayer and scripture reading are provided for the 40 days.
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Studio: Upper Room
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0012375985 ISBN13 9780835899048
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More About J. David Muyskens
Rev. J. David Muyskens is a retired ordained pastor of the Reformed Church in America. He currently serves as the volunteer coordinator of Contemplative Outreach. He is a graduate of the Shalem Institute, a commissioned presenter of the Introductory Centering Prayer Workshop, and has been a spiritual director for fifteen years.
Reviews - What do customers think about Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer?
A closer walk indeed ..... Mar 4, 2010
I felt the Lord calling me to try something different. I have always found it very difficult to be still, to sit in silence, to listen to God. So, I decided to give this book a try for Lent since it was geared towards 40 days. Wow! What a powerful instrument to leading us towards a closer walk with God. The author inspires the reader to spend 20 minutes a day in silence. While at first I couldn't do more than a few minutes, gradually the silent time increases. Now, my centering prayer time is the highlight of my day! A must read for anyone challenged to be still in God's presence.
Contemplative Experience Feb 7, 2009
A beautiful format for one to enter into the contemplative spiritual experience. The daily readings are brief, but meaningful. The exercises are well developed. A wonderful resource to experience God's love, Word, and renewing power.
Growing Closer to God through Prayer Sep 15, 2008
This book has been very helpful to me in making my prayer time more consistent and fulfilling. The "centering prayer" approach outlined here is challenging, but I recommend it to those who want to make their prayer time more fulfilling.