The Prayer, A Love Story by Jacqueline von Zwehl is Released
No matter how much darkness exists in your life it cannot diminish the flicker of even the tiniest light. That light is prayer and it will lead you to your destiny. - Jacqueline von Zwehl
Through her love of Christ, The Prayer, A Love Story is the inspirational true story of one woman who discovers an extraordinary secret to living a life filled with God given miracles, unconditional love and answered prayers.
The journey begins with a divine promise, continues with the struggle of unforeseen life challenges like a break up, a lost job, both parents hospitalized at the same time, a life-threatening illness and a longtime friend confessed being raped when she was 6-years-old.
These challenges ultimately lead her to Jerusalem, the homeland of her parents. Inside the Old City, a prayer and a vision unlocked the key to a life full of miracles.
"The book has a very simple message," said von Zwehl. "We are to pray for others first. This is the message the Lord wants to share with everyone."
Struggling with her faith, von Zwehl questioned how God could allow such things happen? She challenges those who will listen, the importance of putting others first.
"When you are always thinking about yourself, you remove that space in your heart for the Lord to enter," said von Zwehl. "When you pray for others first and your soul is filled with so much love for others - you become more like the child Christ wants you to be and then your prayers are miraculously answered."
von Zwehl contends she couldn't find the answers she desired, and her faith began to crack under the weight of life's turmoil. After years of searching, von Zwehl came to learn that all her attempts to control her destiny couldn't make up for simply letting go and letting life happen.
"Busy yourself with serving others and the Lord will take care of you."
von Zwehl's parent's, grandparents and great grandparents were all born in Bethlehem just blocks from the Church of the Nativity. She grieves that Bethlehem is so divided today with political and religious barriers.