Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community by Amelia Rhodes

Book description:

A Practical Guide to Praying for Your Community will help you topically organize your prayer requests and lay the burdens of your community at the feet of our Heavenly Father. Whether you are praying for a friend’s adoption journey, a neighbor’s bankruptcy, or a family member’s cancer, this book will give you Bible verses, prayer prompts, and prayer starts to guide you through praying for even the most difficult issues that affect the people you know and love. Perfect for either individual or group prayer, Pray A-Z will help you experience the peace that comes from communicating with God.

My review:

  I almost passed on this book, as I didn't think it could have that much in it, but I requested it, and discovered I was wrong. There is a lot in this book.

 The author somehow came up with 5 different topics for each letter of the alphabet...... a major feat in and of itself. Topics are covered such as adoption, sexuality, singles, love, homeless, and many more. Each topic has a Bible verse, and the reason to pray for or about that topic, which is followed by a prayer to pray. There are some prayers that could be prayed for anyone, but the book is geared for a community or neighborhood.

 I didn't read the whole way through the book, but I browsed through it and read several of  the prayers. I found them well done, and right on target. This is a great tool for anyone wanting to help their prayer life, especially in regards to praying for those around them.

About the author:

Amelia Rhodes is a speaker and author of Isn't It Time for a Coffee Break: Doing Life Together in an All-About-Me Kind of World. Amelia's writing has also been featured in four Chicken Soup for the Soul titles, devotionals for the OneHope blog Undeterred and the international devotional Upper Room. Amelia has a growing speaking ministry and speaks regularly to women's groups on topics of spiritual growth, friendship, and community, offering practical tools for living our faith in the everyday. She lives in Lowell, Michigan.

Pray A to Z is available from Worthy Publishing.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the review copy.