In a world still reeling from a global pandemic, divisiveness, systemic hatred, violence, war, disorientation, uncertainty, change and so much unsettling us, there is evidence that we are all suffering from trauma and sustained stress. Looking to the plant world as metaphor for the relationship with God "Spirit Prayers:Growing Faith Through Adversity" offers reflections on Scripture passages from the common lectionary. The growth theme takes us to the Sower, our roots, seeking out nourishment, connectedness, producing fruit, and facing stress. It is often through hardship or suffering that we come to a deeper relationship with the Holy. We are seeds planted by a loving God who is our foundation. As we take root in the divine we are made strong and more resilient. Our growth leads to an understanding that in God we can face difficulty, fear, or any condition with assurance of the Divine Presence, guidance and protection. Our response is love and service. The author felt a strong push to add a third book to the previous two because after praying through the pandemic she realized how turning to her faith brought her through and is sustaining her in this prolonged time of disquiet, agitation and adversity . She hopes you can find some support through Scripture reflection and beginning your prayer with her.