Wisdom of Wimber

Poetic Intercessions: Artful Prayers For a Friend (Hardback)

Thomas A Kempis said, “We must develop our skill as carefully as an artist if we want to live intimately with Jesus.” When Randy White’s friend fell ill, he decided that he would pray for him weekly for a year, but not in some endless repetition of “God, please heal my friend.” He would labor

Thomas A Kempis said, “We must develop our skill as carefully as an artist if we want to live intimately with Jesus.” When Randy White’s friend fell ill, he decided that he would pray for him weekly for a year, but not in some endless repetition of “God, please heal my friend.” He would labor over his prayers, not only in the praying but in the crafting, using the language of the heart. Remarkable things began to happen, things that all of us who pray for loved ones could learn from. Historic poetic prayers from across the centuries and from many cultures are included, as well as insights for crafting your own poetic intercessions.

Author Profile
Randall William White’s previous books have been concerned with helping people see the city with new eyes, to connect their lives with the beauty and drama there, experiencing urban poor neighborhoods as a product of the artistic hand of God. Raised for a time in a gallery, Randy soaked in a creative life, and now pursues a life of urban service marked by the intersection of prayer and poetry, mosaic and meditation, scripture and stained glass. He and his wife Tina live intentionally in a neighborhood of need in Fresno, California.

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Anonymous says:

Just the title was more than enough to caught my attention, and wanting to read it… when I saw the format and read the story behind the 52 weeks, I tried to get into a rhythm, but every prayer is so beautiful and powerful, you just want to continue reading!it is time for us to understand the need for a more honest way to pray, and this is a beautiful reminder. At times I felt completely related to the prayers, as if there were meant for me, and then slowly was moved to pray those same words to people that God brought to my mind while reading…

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