In a world that feels increasingly fragile and, at times, fractured, people need specific prayers for struggling.
Gain wisdom and inspiration with daily prayers. As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, physically, and even spiritually healing. With Prayers for Hard Times, best-selling author Becca Anderson offers solace in bringing together the wisdom of great thinkers, spiritual leaders and writers who have faced difficulty and learned from it.
Find consolation and renewal within yourself. Becca Anderson’s collection focuses on prayers for a wide range of life challenges, from the personal to the global. Prayers for Hard Times covers issues facing individuals such as loss of loved ones, illness, anxiety, divorce, depression and addiction, as well as those challenges communities face in natural disasters and violence. The writers in Anderson’s devotional address the world at large, as well, with words of hope and help for global poverty, hunger, war and the environmental. Prayers for Hard Times is the book of daily prayers that offers you solace, comfort, and support, drawing from the wisdom of every era, every major faith and tradition, and the important voices of those who have lived through such experiences themselves.
Organized in daybook form, Prayers for Hard Times draws from plenty of sacred sources and texts, as well as the encouraging spiritual quotes and writings of:
If you loved books like Pocket Prayers, Hope When It Hurts and Prayers for Difficult Times then you’ll find Prayers for Hard Times to be the book for you!
Prayers for Hard Times: A Devotional Daybook The simple act of prayer can heal―not only spiritually and emotionally, but even physically. Author Becca Anderson credits her recovery from cancer to God’s help and the power of prayer. The pages in this daybook invite you to ponder the timeless words of the Holy Bible, but you will also find the wisdom of spiritual teachers and insights of people such as Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Elie Wiesel―who faced difficulty, only to survive or even grow through their troubles. Prayers for Hard Times not only weaves these wise words into a tapestry of comfort, consolation, and renewal, but also offers focused prayers for those times when our troubles seem altogether “too much” to bear alone. The prayers in this daybook address a wide variety of specific difficulties―including illness, the loss of a loved one, divorce, anxiety, depression, and addiction―alongside the challenges communities face, such as responding to natural disasters, economic difficulties, and the needs of veterans and those serving our country at home and abroad. Prayers for Hard Times offers reassurance, help, and hundreds of prayers for what your heart needs in times of trouble. The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Becca Anderson is a writer, gardener and teacher living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Ohio, Becca’s background in sustainability and landscaping inspired her to become a part of the seed-saving and seed-sharing community with chapters across the US and Canada. Becca Anderson credits her first grade teacher as a great inspiration and runs several popular classes and workshops including “How to Put Your Passion on Paper.” Anderson and is currently at work on a book about the healing power of gardening.