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'One Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing,' by Hope Lyda

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Hope Lyda, author of the "One-Minute Prayer" series, encourages and reassures with scriptures, prayers and meaningful reflections in One-Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing. They are especially useful for times of emotional turmoil that leave us emotionally spent, without words, unable to pray.

That's not an uncommon occurrence today as our nation adjusts to the "new normal" caused by the housing bubble and collapse of the U.S. economy in the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis. Since then foreclosures are common, jobs lost, never to be regained and many continue life in a whirlwind of loss, grief and unanticipated change. Others struggle with health diagnoses like cancer, Alzheimer's or degenerative heart disease that cause fear of the unknown, emotional stress and anxiety that disrupts marriages, families and meaningful relationships.

These one-minute prayers and scriptures offer comfort and hope with relevant Bible verses, brief readings and prayer, inviting readers to pause and "experience the still and quiet voice of God."

For example, the reading titled, "Holding On" is from James 5: 7-8 about God, timing, patience and trust. The reading concerns our witness to others when we encourage them to pray and wait patiently on the Lord for His answer. Yet, when it's our turn to practice what we've preached, we're at a loss for words and want the Lord to fix the problem or take it away. Then the reader is prompted to listen to that still inner voice that says, "You too must be patient and stand firm."

If a friend or family member is going through tough times, focused on surviving, in need of comfort or healing, Hope Lyda's, "One-Minute Prayers" is an inexpensive gift choice. The attractive padded hard cover and small size fits nicely into purse, bag or travel bag.

"One Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing," by Hope Lyda, Harvest House, 2014, 176 Pages, 978-0736956925, $9.99

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One Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing, by Hope Lyda
One Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing, by Hope Lyda Harvest House—2014

One Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing, by Hope Lyda

Are you journeying through unexpected changes, personal struggles, or heavy-hearted days? Experience God's hope and provision in healing prayers written especially for times like these.

Hope Lyda, author of more than 20 encouraging and insightful prayer books and devotionals, combines two of her most popular titles One-Minute Prayers for Those Who Hurt and One-Minute Prayers for Healing, in this attractive, padded hardcover volume filled with:

  • personal healing prayers
  • comforting verses
  • meaningful reflections

When words are hard to come by, these simple and soulful prayers lift up deep needs and daily needs and lead you to God's abundant care and lavish grace.

This Little Light of Mine, by Hope Lyda & Kelly Rae Roberts
This Little Light of Mine, by Hope Lyda & Kelly Rae Roberts Harvest House—2013

This Little Light of Mine, by Hope Lyda & Kelly Rae Roberts

Kelly Rae Roberts' unique and compelling art inspires all women to shine in all that they do and all that they become. This delightful treasure will be received with a bright smile by women embarking on new ventures, honoring friendships, and igniting dreams.

The engaging paintings of popular artist Kelly Rae Roberts illuminate this colorful celebration of hope, faith, kindness, courage, and gratitude. Inspiring quotes and reflections of possibility invite readers to explore their personal adventure of life and joy.

One-Minute Prayers for Young Women, by Hope Lyda
One-Minute Prayers for Young Women, by Hope Lyda Harvest House—2012

One-Minute Prayers for Young Women, by Hope Lyda

A relevant and refreshing book of prayers for teen girls is the latest addition to Hope Lyda's popular One-Minute Prayers series (more than 825,000 copies sold). Rich with language and examples reflective of their daily life, this gathering of heartfelt prayers will encourage teens to lift up their every need and hope to God.

More than 150 prayers will lead young women to

  • give their cares to God and know they are heard
  • reach out to others with compassion and kindness
  • experience God's forgiveness and share it
  • discover and celebrate their uniqueness
  • direct their actions and attitudes toward God's purpose

Like a great conversation with any friend, this book will keep young women talking. And they'll be talking to God about everything that matters to them as prayer becomes a natural and incredible part of their lives.

A Still and Quiet Place: Gentle Words to Calm Your Soul, by Hope Lyda & Darrel Bush
A Still and Quiet Place: Gentle Words to Calm Your Soul, by Hope Lyda & Darrel Bush Harvest House—2012

A Still and Quiet Place: Gentle Words to Calm Your Soul, by Hope Lyda & Darrel Bush

Examiner Review: A Still and Quiet Place

Inspirational author Hope Lyda invites readers to take a leisurely stroll through painter Darrell Bush's beautiful, wooded landscapes. As she describes walking the path along a peaceful river, feeling the first light of an autumn dawn, and experiencing the perfect stillness of a heart at rest, readers are encouraged to step away from their cares and enjoy God's splendor and the beauty of nature. Lovely quotes add to the book's quiet ambiance and bid the reader to breathe deep, relax, and settle into a moment of sweet peace.

This beautiful gift book leads the reader on a refreshing journey through a still and quiet place, making it a splendid gift to give on any occasion.

Prayers for My Dear Friend, by Hope Lyda
Prayers for My Dear Friend, by Hope Lyda Harvest House—2012

Prayers for My Dear Friend, by Hope Lyda

My dear friend,
lifting you up to receive God's tender care is such a privilege...

Hope Lyda's inspirational prayers reflect the faithful, compassionate heart of one friend praying earnestly for another. She pulls from her rich life experience to pray for peace and provision for the friend who tends to worry... purpose and passion for the one who faces a crossroad... and courage and confidence for the soul who is discouraged.

Award-winning Annie LaPoint's beautiful watercolors are a cheerful backdrop for these loving prayers and inspirational thoughts. Women of all ages will find many reasons to give this gift of faith to one another.

One Minute with God for Women Gift Edition, by Hope Lyda
One Minute with God for Women Gift Edition, by Hope Lyda Harvest House—2011

One Minute with God for Women Gift Edition, by Hope Lyda

Hope Lyda, author of the well-received One Minute Prayers series (more than 700,000 copies sold), releases a padded hardcover volume that combines her popular devotionals One Minute with God and One Minute with God for Women. This treasury is priced and packaged for gift giving or self-pampering and overflows with

  • brief devotions to explore the intricacies and wonders of life and faith
  • heartfelt prayers to delve deeper into personal needs and hopes
  • points for reflection about contentment, purpose, and belief

This gathering of insights and mediations will encourage women in all seasons of life to pursue connection and communion with God.

One-Minute Prayers for Men, by Hope Lyda
One-Minute Prayers for Men, by Hope Lyda Harvest House—2010

One-Minute Prayers for Men, by Hope Lyda

Readers have loved Harvest House Publishers line of One-Minute Prayers. And now the popular One-Minute Prayers for Men is available in an attractive and expanded gift edition.

 

This collection of prayers and Scriptures encourages men to:

 

  • define success on God's terms
  • acknowledge their talents and strengths
  • seek God's leading for all relationships
  • achieve a life of integrity and fulfillment
  • witness God's purpose in every situation

 

These brief themed prayers draw men to the feet of Jesus where wisdom, direction, and guidance are offered. The format is ideal for businessmen, travelers, and men ready to develop the discipline of prayer.

Tea Light Moments for a Woman's Soul: Meditations to Inspire Your Day, by Hope Lyda
Tea Light Moments for a Woman's Soul: Meditations to Inspire Your Day, by Hope Lyda Harvest House—2009

Tea Light Moments for a Woman's Soul: Meditations to Inspire Your Day, by Hope Lyda

Author of the bestselling One–Minute Prayer Books and One–Minute with God Devotions (combined sales of more than 550,000) Hope Lyda invites women to light a candle, take a deep breath, and shape an in–between moment of the day into a time of inspiration. This gathering of devotions offers a sanctuary filled with:

  • First Light: Quotes from Scripture and literature to refresh readers
  • Meditations to explore wonder, contentment, purpose, faith, and much more
  • Questions to illuminate every woman’s journey
  • Brief prayers to lead readers to conversation with God
  • Afterglow: Encouragement to take into the day

Tea Light Moments for a Woman’s Soul is perfectly sized to complement any gift to a friend, to take along for refreshment throughout the day, and to keep and revisit when a spark of restoration and celebration is just what a woman needs.

Prayers of Comfort for Those Who Hurt, by Hope Lyda & Annie LaPoint
Prayers of Comfort for Those Who Hurt, by Hope Lyda & Annie LaPoint Harvest House—2009

Prayers of Comfort for Those Who Hurt, by Hope Lyda & Annie LaPoint

If you've ever sat down to write a get-well card or a "I hope you feel better" note to someone you care about yet can't come up with the words, you're not alone. It's also hard to talk to God when we face our own difficulties. What shall we pray for? What can we say? How can we seek direction and find hope?

Hope Lyda's heartfelt prayers and inspiring verses from Scripture make this collection of comfort an ideal gift for those traveling through the dark times of life as well as for those who need their own daily dose of encouragement amid life's pressures and problems. The soothing watercolor art of award-winning painter Annie LaPoint echoes the message of hope and healing through the trials and tribulations of this world.

Ideal for those times when you don't know what to say or for when you need a touch of empathy and compassion to feed your own soul.

On the Go: One-minute Prayers for Families, by Susan K Leigh
On the Go: One-minute Prayers for Families, by Susan K Leigh Concordia—2013

On the Go: One-minute Prayers for Families, by Susan K Leigh

 

Make prayer part of your daily routine!

You rush out the door, jump in the car, buckle your seatbelt, and head out for the day. During those last few minutes when we're preparing to leave home, whatever the reason, our mind is filled with checklists turn out the lights, grab the keys, remember the backpack and lunch box, coats and gloves. Did someone feed the dog and take out the trash? Did I unplug the iron? The clock is ticking. There is no time to waste. But there is time to pray. It takes only a minute.

Perfect to read aloud by the parents in the driver's seat before driving away or the child in the back seat, these prayers remind families that we should at all times give praise to the Lord.

Includes classic, daily, special day, school, feelings and situation prayers, Scripture passages and well known hymns.

Its small convenient size allows for easy storage in the glove box, car door pocket, purse, or briefcase.

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