If you know me at all, you know how vital I consider the gift of prayer. It's so simple, so easy, and yet, so hard sometimes.
I know I can't be the only one to ever try to utter a prayer to God in the morning, and then become sidetracked in my thoughts. Prayer has changed my life, and the way I go about this everyday is very simple and straightforward, but I will confess here that I don't always have an hour to spend praying.
Even though I might not have extra time some mornings, I don't want to let a day go by that I don't spend some time in prayer. I try to stay in a prayerful state each day, talking to Him as I go about all of my regular activities, or when someone texts me and asks me to pray for them right then. I love to pray out of Scripture.
And I love these brand new books by Max Lucado, called Pocket Prayers.
As you can see, there is one for every occasion and for every type of person. There is a book for friends, graduates, moms, dads, teachers, and for military life. May I just write out an excerpt?
This is a sample out of the book for moms, for day ten, on pages 38 and 39.
1 Peter 3:13-14
"And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed."
"Father, no evil can defeat You. No problem is too big for You. You see and know all. Help me today, Lord. It is hard to let go of worry and fear for my kids. I am afraid of what could happen to them. Give me peace when anxiety surfaces. Keep the evil one far from my loved ones today. Do not let him take a single ounce of joy or happiness from them. Thank You for my suffering, for I know even in suffering that You are drawing me closer to You. In Jesus' name, amen.
I love these prayers because they are out of Scripture. His word tells us not to worry and to cast our burdens on Him, because He cares for us.
Are you like me, and could use some of these simple prayers in your life, especially on the days when you're rushed and frantic and anxious and could just use some peace in your day?
I'd love to give these away! Litfuse Publicity Group sent me these books to review on my blog and to give away when I'd finished them.
To be eligible for this giveaway, you must leave a comment and tell me about your prayer life, and how your relationship with the Lord could benefit from these books.
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Love to all.
*These books can be found in any book retailer store and online at your favorite places, like Amazon or Christian Books.*