New Book 'Optimistic Prayer' Encourages Sincere Communion with God

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Karen La Borde Bowman pens step-by-step prayer guide for transformative spiritual experience, empowered prayers

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But I also believe that only God provides solutions in a meaningful and lasting way. It is critical that people place their focus on God as their altar—not humans—to deliver to them what they ask of him.~Karen La Borde Bowman

Doubt is a common experience that comes to many when prayers are not immediately returned. But does God's silence warrant suspension of belief or is it a divine signal that tells one to reexamine his own desires? In a phenomenal book that aims to help believers in faith reconnect and commune with God, author Karen La Borde Bowman opens a pathway for readers to take a journey of love, healing and liberation. "Optimistic Prayer" (published by Xlibris UK) commences a rewarding spiritual adventure that makes prayer more than a rote religious routine.

“Optimistic Prayer” is a seven‐stage guide to praying. Once the readers have reached the final rung, they have the option to review the process to see which areas need to be strengthened, with regard to responses to their current situations. At the end of each chapter, there is a prayer which is designed to help them achieve this. Author La Borde Bowman acknowledges that the stages may be challenging to grasp but, she says: “I believe that this journey of love will empower readers to reshape their destiny in a fulfilling way, all thanks to God’s eternal love.” She readily admits that life can be difficult, and that people may try to solve crises within a framework of human knowledge. “But I also believe that only God provides solutions in a meaningful and lasting way. It is critical that people place their focus on God as their altar—not humans—to deliver to them what they ask of him.”

Prayer, the author believes, is an inherent human need to connect with the divine. It is a way to communicate not just petitions but to embrace forgiveness, self-love, loving others and gratitude - to bare one's soul to God and surrender the burdens of grief, ennui, hurt and hate - to acknowledge and invite His presence in one's life. Finally, she postulates that "God is love…and before we pray, we must be in agreement with this absolute truth.”

“Optimistic Prayer”
By Karen La Borde Bowman
Hardcover | 6x9in | 66 pages | ISBN 9781493128600
Softcover | 6x9in | 66 pages | ISBN 9781493128594
E-Book | 66 pages | ISBN 9781493128617
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Karen La Borde Bowman was born in Trinidad. She had been a writer for a significant part of her life after having read for a degree in social sciences. She studied information, systems and technology as well as journalism. She is happily married and currently lives in London.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.co.uk or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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