Iowa Praying Our Way Forward Resources

Resources for Prayer 

(These are just suggestions.  What prayer resources have been helpful to you?) 

All Will Be Well, a Gathering of Healing Prayers edited by Lyn Klug. 
Very accessible prayers for anyone. 



Becoming Jesus' Prayer: Transforming Your Life Through the Lord's Prayer by Gregory Palmer, Cindy McCalmont, and Brian Milford. 



Circle of Grace by Jan Richardson. These are beautiful blessings that follow the church seasons. 




Listen, Praying in a Noisy World by Bishop Rueben P. Job. 




The Top 100 Prayers of the Bible by Ed Strauss. 




Prayer, Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster.  Foster walks through 21 approaches to prayer.




Prayers from the Heart by Richard Foste.  Foster offers prayers for the journey inward, upward and outward. 





What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God by Shane Stanford




  • “Bind Us Together” by Bob Gillman.   #2226 in The Faith We Sing
  • “God Will Make a Way” by Don Moen. 
  • “Grace Alone” by Scott Wesley Brown and Jeff Nelson.  #2162 in The Faith We Sing
  • “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying” by Ken Medema.  #2193 in The Faith We Sing
  • “O Lord, Hear My Prayer” by Jacques Berthier.  #2200 in The Faith We Sing
  • “People Need The Lord” by Greg Nelson and Phil McHugh.   #2244 in The Faith We Sing
  • “Sanctuary” by John Thompson and Randy Scruggs.   #2164 in The Faith We Sing
  • “Seek Ye First” by Karen Lafferty.  #405 in the UMC hymnal.
  • “Something Beautiful” by Gloria and William Gaither.    #394 in the UMC hymnal
  • “Spirit of the Living God” by Daniel Iverson.  #393 in the UMC hymnal.
  • “Surely The Presence of The Lord” by Lanny Wolfe.  #328 in the UMC hymnal.    
  • “Through It All” by Andrae Crouch.    #507 in the UMC hymnal. 
  • “We Are the Body of Christ” by Scott Wesley Brown and David Hampton.   #2227 in The Faith We Sing
  • “You Are Mine” by David Haas.  #2218 in The Faith We Sing
  • Zero Church by Suzzy and Maggie Roche. This CD is a collection of prayers that are sung. 

Resources for Healthy Discussions on Finding Our Way Forward

During this time you may also want to follow the work of the Finding Our Way Forward Commission.  You can learn more about their work at

These resources may also be helpful: 

Finding Our Way: Love and Law in The United Methodist Church by Neil M. Alexander, Gregory V. Palmer, Rueben P. Job, Hope Morgan Ward, Melvin G. Talbert, Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. J. Michael Lowry, John K. Yambasu and Rosemarie Wenner 



Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White by Adam Hamilton. 




Social Principles of the United Methodist Church.




The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality Study Guide by General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. 




What Are We Fighting For? Coming Together Around What Matters Most by Thomas Bickerton.




Suggestions from the Greater New Jersey Conference:

  • Wonder, Love and Praise: Sharing a Vision of the Church by The United Methodist Committee on Faith and Order.   
  • Be Strong and of Good Courage by Gil Rendle of the Texas Methodist Foundation.