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/// Hi God \

Pray about family

finances

friends

…whatever is on your mind.

It begins with a simple, “Hi God.”

family

“Prayer is conversation. Prayer is talking to God; you say what’s on your mind….You get a sense that God is saying Hi back to you.”

-Rick Hamlin, Guideposts editor and author

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

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Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.

/// Alleluia \

“When you can’t say a prayer, you can always sing it.”

-Rick Hamlin, Guideposts editor and author

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

Guideposts.org

Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.

National Day of Prayer

One of the values of National Day of Prayer is that it’s a reminder that prayer can be an integral part of everyday life.  Prayer at the milestones can bring people together but prayer in the nitty-gritty is where my faith hits the road, whether I’m silently working through the Lord’s Prayer during a meeting at work or bowing my head and closing my eyes on my subway commute to work.  In my job as a Guideposts editor I’ve talked to hundreds of people about how prayer has made a difference to them.  In crisis moments, in relationships, at times of illness, in financial struggles, prayer is the glue that held them together.

-Rick Hamlin, Guideposts editor and author

In his newest release, 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything(Guideposts, April 2013), author and Executive Editor of Guideposts magazine Rick Hamlin approaches readers like a caring friend, dispelling uncertainties and sharing a whole new perspective on prayer.

“You can’t fail at it. Nobody can,” Hamlin shares in the introduction. “Open your heart, open your mouth, say something, say nothing. Shout if you must. Raise your hands; clasp them in your lap. Sing if you please . . . .

“To try it is to do it,” he continues. “It’s the only human endeavor I can think of where trying is doing. Prayer is as natural as breathing. It’s fun. It’s a relief. It’s comforting. It’s a solace.”

Indeed, from the book’s first pages, Hamlin hooks readers with his genuine tone and candor. “He’s basically saying, ‘You can do this. In fact, you already are. And I’m going to give you practical ideas that will bless you beyond belief,’” explains David Morris of Guideposts, the book’s publisher. “In essence, he embraces each reader with down-to-earth encouragement, real-life examples and biblical wisdom, leaving them uniquely exhilarated. Divinely recharged. And inspired to talk to God in new ways, even to connect with Him ‘without ceasing’ with a new understanding of prayer.”

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

Guideposts.org

Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.

A Subway Prayer

A Subway prayer…

Shadowed people

Hidden hearts and open pockets

Zippers choke, so we open

Bag it and the excess spills out

Where is the pouring out?

Coming from? Going to?

Over stimulated, I’m weighted as my spirit floats

Feet shuffle, Harlem blazz, Savoy truffle

Stop missing someone you’ve never seen

It’s distracting

I can’t concentrate on anything but finger prints of beauty

I tear up and they smudge

Thumbprints circle the phone, thoughts spill out

Excess falls down. Chin up

Waiting longs till we have faces

I’ll see you when we get there…

You miss a lot of local people on the express

Face the excess and take the scenic route

I’ll be seeing you, and we will have faces

Everyone rushes at rush hour

And no one goes anywhere

Wait here, let go in the moment

Flow with the seasons. Be.

Excess on the express.

-Amy Diane Morrow, September 21st, 2010

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

Guideposts.org

Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.

10 Ways to Pray /// Thanksgiving \

Do you feel overwhelmed by the world? Has it suffocated your prayers?

Over the next couple of weeks, we are sharing 10 ways to pray-the first starting with

/// Thanksgiving \

With all of the tragedy and terror in our daily lives, how can we still pray through it?

How to give thanks when sorrow is all we see?

Here’s a thought to unlock your thanksgiving.

“News?  Take it right back to God… Prayer can be about anything. We even called Dad’s prayers the six o’clock news because he put so much prayer in there.”

Rick Hamlin, Guideposts editor and author

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

Guideposts.org

Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without

Rick Hamlin, Guideposts Editor and Master Storyteller

Shares Fresh Perspective

A richer prayer life. A stronger connection to God. A more vibrant faith. Deep in our soul, every Christian longs for these, but how do we get there when our attempts at prayer seem so frustrating and so flawed?

In his newest release, 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything (Guideposts, April 2013), author and Executive Editor of Guidepostsmagazine Rick Hamlin approaches readers like a caring friend, dispelling uncertainties and sharing a whole new perspective on prayer.

“You can’t fail at it. Nobody can,” Hamlin shares in the introduction. “Open your heart, open your mouth, say something, say nothing. Shout if you must. Raise your hands; clasp them in your lap. Sing if you please . . . .

sing, raise your hands

“To try it is to do it,” he continues. “It’s the only human endeavor I can think of where trying is doing. Prayer is as natural as breathing. It’s fun. It’s a relief. It’s comforting. It’s a solace.”

Indeed, from the book’s first pages, Hamlin hooks readers with his genuine tone and candor. “He’s basically saying, ‘You can do this. In fact, you already are. And I’m going to give you practical ideas that will bless you beyond belief,’” explains David Morris of Guideposts, the book’s publisher. “In essence, he embraces each reader with down-to-earth encouragement, real-life examples and biblical wisdom, leaving them uniquely exhilarated. Divinely recharged. And inspired to talk to God in new ways, even to connect with Him ‘without ceasing’ with a new understanding of prayer.”

In fact, in ten inspiring chapters, Hamlin offers ten suggestions for a richer prayer life all born from his own life journey in prayer and from the experiences of others he’s encountered in his work at Guidepostsmagazine. He engages readers as only a master storyteller can, expanding their view of daily prayer opportunities—from mealtime and classic prayers to conversing with God as a friend, uplifting others, calling on God in times of crisis, singing both praises and petitions, giving thanks and more.

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

Guideposts.org

Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.

 

Living on a Prayer

Are you living on a prayer?

HOW do we get there when our attempts at prayer seem so frustrating and so flawed?

Hamlin delves honestly into his past and reveals poignant encounters that have shaped his prayer life, including his complicated relationship with his father, a man who conveyed much compassion and wisdom in mealtime prayers yet struggled mightily with alcohol addiction.

“He’s so candid and real,” confides Morris, “like a personal prayer mentor you would love to talk with over a cup of coffee.”
“He’s so candid and real,” confides Morris, “like a personal prayer mentor you would love to talk with over a cup of coffee.”

From those who want to begin praying to mature Christians and prayer warriors long in the trenches, every person who desires a stronger connection to God or a refreshing look at a vital spiritual discipline will find new inspiration and increased clarity.

This newest book joins Hamlin’s list of offerings, including his memoir, Finding God on the A Train, three novels, a blog about prayer at Guideposts.org and frequent contributions to the best-selling Daily Guideposts annual devotional. A native of California, he and his wife, Carol, reside in New York City, where they have raised two sons.

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without

10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts APRIL 1, 2013

ISBN 978-0-8249-3218-3  Paperback  5½” x 8¼”  240 pages  $14.99

Religion | Christian Life | Spiritual Growth

Guideposts.org

Guideposts (guideposts.org), a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson and Summerside Press imprints.