Prayers to the God of My Life

Psalms for Morning and Evening

Lisa B. Hamilton

Apr/2003, 240 Pages, KINDLE, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819225559



Ebook available from Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

The Psalms have long been a staple in the devotional life of religious people. Composed thousands of years ago, they bring every emotion known to humankind—from anger to adoration—into the presence of God.

In many monastic traditions all 150 Psalms are prayed each week. But those who live outside the cloister, even if they love the Psalms, would find such a schedule difficult to maintain. In Prayers to the God of My Life, Lisa Hamilton provides small portions for daily reading each morning and evening for 365 days of the year.

Matched both to nature’s seasonal cycle of the year and the church’s liturgical calendar, these Psalm fragments invite us to focus on all aspects of our relationship with God: praise, trust, fearfulness, pain, confession, thanksgiving, longing, the need for guidance, and more. A question worthy of reflection or a suggested action accompanies each selection. The Psalm translation is from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. Excellent for use as a daily devotional, a companion to fixed-hour prayer, or for use by groups.

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Lisa Belcher Hamilton,  an Episcopal priest in the diocese of Connecticut, was associate producer in the religion unit of CBS News in New York.  She is a former associate producer for PBS’s Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.  She has also served as a television/video producer for Trinity Wall Street.

"I am sorry to have finished this lovely book—I'd like it to go on and on. Thanks to Lisa Hamilton for words that express so many things that have lived inside my heart for years."
—Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

"Lisa Hamilton has created a great workout for the heart and soul in this interactive devotional resource. Her message is clear: If you want to really get in touch with your desires, frustrations, fears, angers, and sources of deep happiness, let the Psalms be your coach."
—Mary Ann Brussat, co-author Spiritual Literacy and Spiritual Rx

"Compiled by Lisa Belcher Hamilton, Prayers to the God of My Life is a collection or morning and evening psalms for every day of the year. Each psalm is accompanied by a one-sentence meditation to better understand and internalize these devotional prayers. A deeply inspirational guide to daily worship."
Midwest Book Review

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