A simple conversation, a loving encounter, an act of faith in someone you trust-prayer is so much simpler than we sometimes think. When the daily challenges of life threaten to overwhelm us, God is always close. Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women by Julie Cragon helps bring all your daily concerns to the heart of God.
A simple conversation, a loving encounter, an act of faith in someone you trustprayer is so much simpler than we sometimes think. When the daily challenges of life threaten to overwhelm us, God is always close. Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women by Julie Cragon helps bring all your daily concerns to the heart of God. Talking to God holds the solution to finding peace in the chaos of daily life. Read through this collection of original prayers, and use them frequently. Youll find prayers for different times of day and for a variety of situations, including facing challenges, letting go of anxiety and interacting with loved ones. These hopeful, reassuring meditations will give you strength, comfort and insight, supporting you as you support your children, your spouse, your colleagues and your friends. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, these prayers bring hope and perspective in every situation of life. Carry these prayers with youboth literally and figuratively, thanks to the books convenient sizeas you go about your daily tasks. Become persistent in your prayer life. St. Paul directs us to: "pray without ceasing" (1Thes 5:17). From the moment we wake until our eyes close at the end of a long day, God is always close to us in our need. He is always desiring that connection with each of us. Jesus wants us to ask, to seek and to knock. Allow Him in. Every day. All day. Receive his abundant blessings and his gifts of grace.
Julie Dortch Cragon owns St. Marys Bookstore and Church Supply in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of several books, including Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals and Visiting Mary: Her US Shrines and Their Graces. Julie and her husband, Allen, are the parents of six children.
"The book you hold in your hands (and which you will hopefully give as a gift to other women!) includes a timely prayer for every need of your life. … Cragon offers brave, specific prayers that pierce our vague thoughts and lukewarm hearts. Whether we struggle with unhealthy eating habits, difficult marriages, unwillingness to accept advice, or a host of other common challenges, we find in this book words that will help us draw closer to the Lord." From the foreword by Grace Mazza Urbanski, Apostleship of Prayer
"Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women is a beautiful book with words redolent of the peace only Jesus can give us. Praying constantly can mean lifting the heart to God without words, but for many of us we need a model of how to bring each and every joy and sorrow and frustration to God. The prayers in this book help us where we really are in all the facets of our lives to where we want to be with the help of God. This prayer book is also embellished with a sprinkling of great quotes from the saints and spiritual writers. A treasure for yourself and for many to whom you will to give it." Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., author of Treasury of Women Saints
"A wealth of beauty and insight, Julie Cragon's Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women, is a brilliantly clear and concise guide to the spiritual life. Treasure this book and share it widely, and you will have done much good in the world." Lisa Mladinich, author of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life
"This book has everything I love: heartfelt pleas, traditional prayers, Scripture, and, from my favorite spiritual giants, quotes that pack a powerful punch. It's my new go-to prayer book." Karen Edmisten, author of You Can Share the Faith and After Miscarriage
"When our hearts lack the words, Talking to God is the banister we grope for on prayer's dark cellar stair." Sonja Corbitt, author of Unleashed: How to Receive Everything the Holy Spirit Wants to Give You
"Id like to give this wonderful book to all the women I know! Whether you have limited time to pray, or you converse regularly with God, Julie Cragons book can bring additional depth, light and meaning to your prayer life. These brief, beautiful prayers succinctly capture the many moments … that make up every womans life, bringing it all before our Creator. Our lives are far from perfect, but God loves us just as we are." Connie Clark, author of Living the Beatitudes and Spirited Lives: 20 Stories of Saints and their Amazing Gifts
"Sometimes we want to talk to God, but we just don't have the words. Julie Cragon's modern prayers from the heart help us cry out for God's healing of our marriages, families, bodies, and souls." Karee Santos Co-author of The Four Keys to Everlasting Love
"Tender and heartfelt, Julie Cragons delightful Talking to God, is not only practical for busy people in search of new ways to pray, it is also wise and thought-provoking." Gary Jansen, author of The 15-Minute Prayer Solution