Sybil MacBeth doodles and draws as she prays. She teaches others to do the same in her Praying in Color books (for adults) and Praying in Color: Kids Edition. Visit her website to access and then share with your whole congregation the wonderful free resources (including Advent and Lent Praying in Color calendars) she makes available.
Seeking God’s Face by Philip F. Reinders provides a simplified daily office—intended for once-a-day use—designed especially for thoughtful Christians. Inside you'll find an entire year of daily prayers and readings, each featuring seven elements, including an opening prayer, a psalm and Scripture reading, suggestions for personal prayer, a prayer based on a classic creed or confession, and a closing blessing.
Morning and Evening Prayers by Cornelius Plantinga (Eerdmans 2021) provides 30 days of prayers to offer to God upon waking and retiring. Beautifully written, this collection is a lovely gift for yourself or for someone else.
Check out acollectionofprayers.com, a website that has gathered more than 1,000 Christian prayers, both ancient and modern. The site is a labor of love by Rev. Paul C. Stratman of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
Prayers from the Heart by Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline, offers prayers that address “three aspects of the human journey: looking inward to the heart, reaching upward toward God, and moving outward to care for others.”
Does prayer really work? In this episode of Open to Wonder, Jill Weber, Global Convenor of The Order of the Mustard Seed, responds to that question and more.
Rich Villodas, pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in New York City, leads a helpful class on “Ancient Pathways to a Life of Prayer” (Part 1) and (Part 2). Also check out the church’s list of prayer resources.