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PrayerStreaming: Staying in Touch with God All Day Long [Kindle Edition]

Janet Holm Mchenry
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Book Description

Pray Your Way Through Your Day.

More than two thousand years ago Jesus taught about the importance of prayer and the apostle Paul urged Christians to “pray without ceasing.” Yet a rewarding prayer life seems almost impossible for those of us juggling busy schedules, family needs, friendships, home tasks, or a demanding job. We’d love to engage constantly with God: such as when we’re working, driving carpool, or folding socks. But how can we, when we spend so much of our days just racing from one thing to another?

The author of three other books on prayer, Janet Holm McHenry set out on a personal journey to learn how to draw even closer to God through this crucial spiritual discipline. Her findings led to PrayerStreaming, a life-changing guide to praying through the clutter and clatter of everyday life.

Tap into History’s Best Spiritual Wisdom Regarding Prayer.

Drawing from eight of the most respected and time-tested spiritual classics on the subject of prayer, as well as personal experiences of deepened intimacy with God, Janet Holm McHenry illustrates that incorporating prayer into the rhythms of life is in fact far easier than you think–and more beneficial than you could ever dream

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Praise for PrayerStreaming

“Janet McHenry not only writes about prayer, she pursues it as a lifestyle and makes me hungry for the same. PrayerStreaming is a collection of beautiful jewels, truths, and lessons gleaned by those who have walked the path of unceasing prayer. It is a resource to turn back to time and time again for inspiration and direction.”
– Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

“After reading Janet Holm McHenry’s book, PrayerStreaming, I see more clearly what it means to ‘pray without ceasing.’ It is not about certain words or spiritual tools or even a quiet place. It’s about laying our tasks and our lives before God each day, then asking for his presence and guidance. The book is an inspiring blend of Scripture, examples from real life, and teachings from the great prayer warriors of the past, including Brother Lawrence, Teresa of Avila, and Andrew Murray. Highly recommended.”
–Karen O'Connor, speaker and author of Addicted to Shopping and Other Issues Women Have With Money and Help, Lord! I'm Having a Senior Moment AGAIN

“If you want to stay connected to God throughout your day, there is no better book to instruct you than PrayerStreaming. I'm convinced that my moment-by-moment relationship with God will forever be different because of the time I spent with this engaging book.”
–Dr. Mell Winger, pastor of prayer at New Life Church, Colorado Springs, CO, editor of Fight on Your Knees, co-editor of The Transforming Power of Revival

“Walking in the presence of the Lord with every breath we take is what every Christian’s heart longs for, yet it seems unattainable. PrayerStreaming offers fresh insight and practical help for hungry souls seeking to spend time in God’s presence 24/7. Janet Holm McHenry has...

About the Author

Janet Holm McHenry speaks around the country at prayerwalk events, retreats and other conferences. A high school English, journalism, and creative writing teacher, she has been prayerwalking for several years and founded a local prayerwalk ministry and a prayer group for parents of teens. She is the author of hundreds of articles and seventeen other books, including PrayerWalk, Daily PrayerWalk, and Prayer Changes Teens.

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  • File Size: 1217 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009II5SAW
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (April 19, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Just Do It" December 17, 2005
Many Christians claim that the frantic pace of modern life makes growing closer to God difficult. Much of our time and energy is spent on meeting the demands of our jobs, families, and even our churches. But if our faith in Christ is based on relationship, how can we not communicate with Him throughout our day? When confronted with the possibility of constant prayer as a solution, we are at a loss on how to proceed. Perhaps we simply lack an example of how it's done. "PrayerStreaming," based on Paul's admonition to "pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17)," was written to remedy that shortcoming.

Janet Holm McHenry has compiled the prayer habits of exemplary saints like Teresa of Avila, Andrew Murray, and Brother Lawrence. She devotes a chapter each to eight prayer warriors, and then shows how we can emulate them in our modern-day hectic lives. For example, Brother Lawrence communed with God while washing dishes and fixing sandals. He bathed his work with prayer in order to glorify God and include Him in all aspects of his life. Mrs. McHenry applied Brother Lawrence's prayer habits to her own daily grind. She found that practicing God's presence brought positive change to her job performance and improved relations with her family.

Of course, we have to be careful that the means do not become the end. When technique and result are the main focus, we miss out on their real purpose - loving communion with our Savior. The author warns against vain repetition, which ultimately leads to frustration and emptiness. The purpose of prayerstreaming is primarily to know, love, and glorify God. When that is the goal, the rest takes care of itself. On the other hand, we can't allow ourselves to be paralyzed by motive analysis. God can work in our hearts despite our shortcomings.
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With family, work, activities, and other important things to fill our day, how does one find time to pray? In her unique and engrossing book PrayerStreaming, Janet Holm McHenry showed me that it truly is possible, not only to find time to talk with God, but to stay in touch with Him all day long.

Each chapter focuses on the example set by a well-known prayer warrior from the past who modeled the discipline of praying without ceasing. By weaving in stories from her own life, the author brings century-old illustrations into the reality of today. Reading about the lives of men and women like Andrew Murray, Teresa of Avila, and Madame Guyon, as well as the author's trials and victories, showed me the irreplaceable benefits of sticking close to the Father through the good, the bad, and the ordinary. I closed this book praying that God would teach me to apply what I learned. I recommend this book to anyone with a desire to draw closer to God through prayer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For those who couldn't believe, it is possible... January 10, 2007
We all struggle with Paul's exhortation to "pray without ceasing." After realizing her days were filled with thoughts that weren't so much wrong, as they were simply unspiritual, Janet Holm McHenry decided to delve into the lives of eight great "pray-ers" in church history. The result is her book PrayerStreaming, "a life-changing guide to praying through the clutter and clatter of everyday life" (cover).

Eight of ten chapters are devoted to the following historical pray-ers: the Pilgrim, Frank Laubach, Madame Guyon, Teresa of Avila, Andrew Murray, C. H. Spurgeon, E. M. Bounds, and Brother Lawrence. Each figure has a different personality, and therefore touched God differently. Chapter by chapter, the author identifies each pray-er's heart, that attitude within that allowed him/her to maintain constant communion with God. As you read, you get take bits of each with you, as well as start to develop a personal method of heart to heart communication with God.

I must admit, that at first I found it difficult to "find the writer's voice," which can hold me back from getting interested in the book. But the material kept me interested, and I actually took a lot away from the book. For example, the Pilgrim prayed a very simple prayer at every opportunity to help attune himself to the things of God, as well as to keep his life in a state of constant surrender. That prayer, referred to most often as the Jesus Prayer, is simply: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me (p. 8). The following statement from Chapter 5 is filled implications and insight: "Teresa of Avila wrote that we think too much of ourselves and do not wholly give ourselves over to God.
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More About the Author

The author of 19 books, Janet Holm McHenry lives to encourage others through her writing, speaking, and teaching. She has received several awards, including the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association Member of the Year, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference Writer of the Year, and Soroptimists International Teacher of the Year. A high school English teacher, she is married to her high school sweetheart Craig, and they have raised four children in a small town in the California Sierra-Nevada. The beautiful setting has inspired her to follow her passions--prayerwalking and writing. Find out more about Janet at and her Up2Me blog,


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