Though books about prayer practices abound now, twenty years ago I couldn’t find anything like Creating a Life with God in the Protestant book market. Practices such as lectio divina, solitude and silence, and the Examen had existed for centuries and even thrived in the Roman Catholic Church and other select corners of Christianity, but these ancient modes of prayer still seemed suspect in a lot of evangelical and even mainline churches—too Eastern, too Buddhist.
Twenty years later, this book stands the test of time. It is as relevant as ever to new and experienced seekers of God.
—Robin Pippin, in the foreword of Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition by Daniel Wolpert (Upper Room Books, 2023)
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Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
—Psalm 100:3 (NLT)
Prayer for the Week
Holy God, help me to spend time each day focusing on you. Guide me as I try different ways of praying, and help me to grow ever closer to you. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
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Creating a Life with God is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this revised and updated release. Over the past 20 years, author Daniel Wolpert has inspired many to reflect on a life of prayer and what it means to be intentional about creating daily life with God. In this edition, two new chapters ask how we can use the practice of prayer to engage a world in crisis. Learn more here.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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