Bob Hostetler

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Pray Your Distractions

People are talking, bells are ringing, dogs are barking...Lord, let us pray.

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4 Ways to Pray in a Labyrinth

Many Christians and churches are rediscovering this ancient prayer practice.

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Pray with a Russian Pilgrim

A classic book on Christian spirituality delves into the "Jesus Prayer" and how one man learned to pray it constantly.

 



 

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Pray the Thomas Prayer

A great way to begin your prayers during the post-Resurrection Easter season

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Power of Prayer

Kneeling in Gethsemane

Ponder in prayer the great love that compelled the greatest of souls to the greatest sacrifice.

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Pray the Stations of the Cross

An ancient spiritual practice helps us walk with Jesus, to identify with His sufferings on the way to Calvary.

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Pray with Palms

Does your church celebrate with palms on Palm Sunday? Here's how to wave them in prayer!

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Imagine a Life Like That of Jesus

A new book explores 17 words of Jesus to help guide your prayer life. Continue Reading
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Travel

5 Places to Pray with Monks

Anyone can travel to these monasteries for the silence, solitude and serenity.

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10 'Breath Prayers'

When you can't stop in a church or kneel, these short, simple prayers can be spoken in a single breath.

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