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The 7 Great Prayers: For an Abundant and Blessed Life Excerpt from The 7 Great Prayers: For an Abundant and Blessed Life

by Paul & Tracey McManus

Our Story

As we all know, the blessings of life can come and go. So the big question is, how do you handle life's uncertainties? Our answer has been, with gratitude and prayer. During good times and hard times, the 7 Great Prayers and affirmative prayers have helped our family live a hopeful and blessed life.

Before creating the 7 Great Prayers, we were living what we would call a normal life. Tracey and I were high school sweethearts. As the years passed, we were blessed with three wonderful children and were living in a quaint New England town in Connecticut.

My career started in New York City in advertising. Then I worked for software and technology companies, where I specialized in marketing. Tracey was a professional photographer who took family portraits in outdoor settings.

The Beginning of the 7 Great Prayers

The first of the 7 Great Prayers came to Tracey and me while we lay awake in the middle of the night after I'd lost my job due to the dot-com bust of 2000. We'd lost all our savings, the bill collectors were banging on our door, and we were losing the home of our dreams. We were paralyzed with fear, so Tracey suggested that we thank God for what we had: our health, each other, and three beautiful children.
This prayer giving thanks helped a lot. It was better to focus on the good and what we had than to focus on what we had lost and were losing. The prayer helped so much that Tracey and I sat down and -- based on a lifetime of spiritual reading and from our shared experiences -- created six more simple and powerful prayers that helped reduce the stress, anxiety, and depression that we were going through. These prayers gave us hope. They kept us positive.

They kept us happy and strengthened our love.

The Secret

Tracey and I discovered the secret of the ages, which is that you become what you think about most. Great thinkers such as Robert Collier, James Allen, and Earl Nightingale wrote much on this subject. Tracey and I applied this miraculous formula with prayer to our own lives and things soon got much better in all areas of our lives.

Since everyone goes through difficult times at some point, we shared these 7 Great Prayers with friends and family who had lost a job, had lost a loved one, were going through a divorce, were experiencing health problems, were lonely and looking for love, and such. Sure enough, these prayers helped them.

Sharing the Secret

I built a simple one-page Web site so we could share these 7 Great Prayers with anyone who needed help. People loved them. The prayers provided inspiration, strength, comfort, and joy. These people started sharing the 7 Great Prayers with their friends and family, and the next thing you know, 20 million people had visited this Web site.

Tracey and I received thousands of e-mails. People shared their stories about how the 7 Great Prayers changed their lives. They wanted more, so we sat down and wrote a book.

Although I wrote much of this book, my writing is heavily influenced by Tracey. Whereas I'm the type of person who has to think, read, and talk about how best to live a spiritual life, Tracey just does it naturally. God bless her! I wish I had this gift. Tracey has a simple and positive outlook on life, family, and God that I incorporate into all my writing. The 7 Great Prayers for a Lifetime of Hope and Blessings is a collaborative effort. In the chapters about the 7 Great Prayers, you'll find inspiring stories written by Tracey.

After we wrote the book, Tracey and I recorded onto a CD the 7 Great Prayers and a hundred or so positive affirmations, with beautiful background music. These prayers are for all faiths. We found that when people are under crisis, praying can be very difficult. Sometimes it is easier to press the play button and just listen to the prayers, so we made the CD for people to play in their car, while walking or exercising, and before going to bed.

Word Spread

We went to a Kinko's Copy Center and made copies of the book. In no time we'd printed 60,000 books and shipped them to countries around the world, including Canada, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, India, and Nigeria. The 7 Great Prayers became Kinko's #1 self published book.

We believe that God is behind the 7 Great Prayers, and we've put our complete faith and trust in Him. We're not preachers; we're just regular people. And for some reason, we were inspired to write and share these 7 Great Prayers. We've seen amazing things in our own lives and in the lives of those who have used them.

As we prepare this newly revised version, it's early 2009 and the entire world is in an economic crisis, one that may last for years. With the world in a financial meltdown, these prayers are needed more than ever.

Through the grace of God we were led to a longtime friend and business associate, David Ward. Then David led us to Arthur Klebanoff, who led us to Vanguard Press, Roger Cooper, Georgina Levitt, and Amanda Ferber. Tracey and I have given thanks that we are with this great group of people. Together we are unified in our mission to bring the 7 Great Prayers to as many people around the world as possible because we know these prayers will bring hope, peace, and blessings to all who use them. You are in our prayers.

A Powerful Way to Change Your Life

Give the 7 Great Prayers a try. Use them for 21 days. Maybe you have a friend or family member who is going through a difficult time. If that's the case, share the prayers with him or her.

These prayers help if you need hope or change in your life in regards to better financial security, improving relationships with family and friends, and addressing health matters, depression, stress, anxiety and more. Use them daily. Once you repeat them for 21 consecutive days, the prayers will become as natural as breathing and you'll discover that you are happier and living a hopeful and blessed life.
Before we learn about the 7 Great Prayers, however, let's learn how to tap into the power of God.

The above is an excerpt from the book The 7 Great Prayers: For a Lifetime of Hope and Blessings by Paul & Tracey McManus. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.

Copyright © 2009 Paul & Tracey McManus, author of The 7 Great Prayers: For a Lifetime of Hope and Blessings

Author Bio
Paul and Tracey McManus authors of The 7 Great Prayers: For a Lifetime of Hope and Blessings, originally created The 7 Great Prayers in response to their own financial and personal challenges. They have made it their mission to teach others how to live abundant and blessed lives by tapping into the power of God and the power of the mind through The 7 Great Prayers. They live in Connecticut with their three children.

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