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Book review: The Deeply Formed Life
Excerpt from a review originally published at Christianity Today. When I was a kid, I had a recurring nightmare that a loved one in my life was possessed by a demon. Immersed in this dream world, I often thought of Jesus’ words from Matthew 17: “Truly I tell you, if
The Universal Prayer
View this post on Instagram Our prayer this week: Lord, help me to forget myself and to reach out towards others. A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Sep 1, 2020 at 12:16pm PDT
Litany of Trust
View this post on Instagram A prayer to help us trust God more. Written by the #sistersoflife 🙏 A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Aug 26, 2020 at 7:15am PDT
Augustine's prayer to the Holy Spirit
View this post on Instagram A prayer to the Holy Spirit by Saint Augustine 🙏 💙 A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:55am PDT
Prayer for After Reading the Scriptures
View this post on Instagram This prayer from the coptic church is the great for closing out your time of prayer or meditation. Let us always remember to thank God for the gift of wisdom through the scriptures. <3 A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Aug 12,
Review: Soul Care in African American Practice by Barbara Peacock
Excerpt from a review originally published at Englewood Review of Books In 2019, after a few years of fast-paced work, I paused for a long sabbatical. I’d hoped to use the period to do less, and listen to God more. Bolstered by some readings on contemplative prayer, I signed
Proclaiming the Gospel
View this post on Instagram Often times our prayer lives can feel lonely. How can we be sure that God is listening? How can we remain true to Him when it feels our lives make it exceptionally difficult? This prayer (typically prayed in the Anglican Church on Easter Vigil) is
Unite our sufferings with Christ
View this post on Instagram In our meditation this week, we think about what it means to join Christ in his suffering. Here's a short prayer to help you begin or end your meditation time. A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Jul 30, 2020 at 7:
A prayer to be thankful during busy times
View this post on Instagram If you're anything like me, your summer schedule is in full swing—even if it's not so much a "schedule" in a strict sense and even if it's slightly modified due to COVID-19 restrictions. ⠀ ⠀ What I mean
We Lay Bare All That We Are by Howard Thurman
View this post on Instagram To close this week's meditation (link in bio) we lean on a powerful prayer written by modern theologian and Civil Rights leader Howard Thurman. 🙏 A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Jul 16, 2020 at 7:04am PDT
Jesus, Help Me Prayer
View this post on Instagram This simple prayer, "Jesus, help me," is one we can all lean on. 🙏 A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Jun 26, 2020 at 10:29am PDT
A sneak peek inside the Behold app
We're so excited to share that Behold's meditations will be available in a daily prayer app later this fall. Guided Meditations Much like our prayer newsletter, the guided meditations will prioritize listening to or reading a particular passage of scripture and sitting in silence with God. We'll continue to close