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Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer by [Schomburg Ctr for Resrch in Black Cultur, Coretta Scott King]

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Canon Frederick B. Williams Rector, Church of the Intercession, Harlem, New York City Prayer has been defined as a "conversation with God." This collection of prayers and photographs assembled by the Schomburg Center is an important addition to the body of literature that details the dialogue with the Divine that has sustained black peoples over the ages. This is true soul food.

Honorable Charles B. Rangel Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives Standing in the Need of Prayer is a joyous celebration of the diversity of the black experience through the ages, and a divine inspiration to our community.

Iyanla Vanzant author of Every Day I Pray Prayer is the daily minimum requirement for the evolution of human consciousness. Standing in the Need of Prayer is more than a mere book about prayer. It is a dose of divinely inspired nutrition from which we can all benefit by simply ingesting one page, three times a day.

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Like God and air, prayer is universal and limitless, yet it takes the form of the individual believer. Within the African-American community, prayer has been the liberating force for a people who have been socially, economically, and politically oppressed. Standing in the Need of Prayer exalts the transformational power of prayer.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Chair, Department of African and African-American Studies, Harvard University Standing in the Need of Prayer is tremendously powerful, a necessary contribution to the historical study of the black experience of adversity and triumph in this country.

Derrick Bell professor and author of Gospel Choirs: Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home and Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth The power of prayer has carried black people over troubled waters, through valleys of dry bones, through paths of blood and tears. Prayer has been our cry for freedom and deliverance -- both a supplication and a celebration. Standing in the Need of Prayer is an eloquent and lovely book which captures the essence of the most sacred, humble, and glorious moments in the African-American religious experience.

Reverend Floyd H. Flake, D.Min. Pastor, The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York, and U. S. Congressman, Retired Standing in the Need of Prayer is one of the most powerful prayer books that an individual can possess because each prayer speaks to the heart and gives words of empowerment, encouragement, enlightenment, efficacy, and endurance. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, is the most comprehensive public research library in the world devoted exclusively to the preservation of materials on the global black experience. Created in 1926, the Center now holds more than five million volumes, manuscripts, paintings, and other materials in its collections. A major hub of black cultural life, the Center is located in historic Harlem in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN : B001D1SR1E
  • Publisher : Free Press (27 August 2008)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 11310 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 288 pages
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