I could hardly wait to share this fabulous freebie with you! Because if you’ve been around here long, you know how much I love writing prayers and how much I believe that writing out our prayers draws us closer to the Lord. Prayer journals are my favorite for so many reasons and books of prayers follow closely behind them.
I share written prayers because there are times when one of the hardest things about prayer is just figuring out what to say. Sometimes praying a written prayer out loud to God allows my mind to focus on the meaning and not which words to use.
Don’t misunderstand now. God longs to hear from us no matter our choice of words. But the word choice is more for our concentration and focus. Using a written prayer allows our hearts to center on God, not our own limitations.
My friend, Suzie Eller, has written a beautiful book, Come With Me: Discovering the beauty of where he leads. Not long ago, I mentioned how many emails I receive with requests for understanding how to follow through on what you believe God has called you to do. So many times, we have our “if only” and often we forget that staying close to Jesus is the very best thing we can do in order to gain more insight for the next step. Come With Me is a gorgeous invitation not only to follow Jesus, but wherever He leads.
The statements in this book made an impact on me and I wanted to share a couple with you:
Suzie is offering a beautiful FREE book of prayers that I printed out and have been using to focus my prayer thoughts. Verbalizing our prayers to God is an exercise that helps us acknowledge his presence as if we were talking to another person in the room. He is with us and hears our thought prayers. But oh, how wonderful to give him the gift of our voices alongside our hearts!!
You can find the Come With Me book of prayers here or by clicking on the graphic below.
BOOK GIVEAWAY And now I’m excited to tell you that today I’m also privileged to give away 2 copies of the awesome book, Come With Me! Just leave a comment below answering this question:
What obstacle has held you back from following Jesus as closely as you intend?
My assistant (aka 12 year old daughter) will choose 2 random winners on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9 am EST.
AND THE WINNERS ARE: mollie & Rochelle Wingo. Check your email!!