Monday, June 3, 2013

Praying God's Word for Your Life

Author: Kathi Lipp
Publisher: Revell
June 2013
ISBN: 978-0800720773
Genre: Prayer/Christian life/women’s issues

You pray for others--but are you forgetting to pray for yourself?

Many of us find it easy to pray for the concerns and well-being of others. But when it comes to praying for ourselves, we may wonder, Should I pray for my own needs? Are any prayers too big or too small? Are my prayers selfish? Does praying really make a difference?

Praying God's Word for Your Life gives women the direction and Scripture we need to bring purpose and power to our prayers. In her warm, approachable style, Kathi Lipp shares more than one hundred specific prayers for our lives, relationships, worries, mistakes, faith, and more. The simple strategies Kathi reveals will help each of us create a habit of praying with renewed boldness, consistency, and expectation.

PRAYING GOD’S WORD FOR YOUR LIFE is a book to help women to pray for themselves. There are sample prayers in there, if you need help getting jumpstarted, you can look for the appropriate category and pray one of them. Ms. Lipp suggests setting apart a set, permanent time during your day to pray, a special prayer spot, and keeping a prayer basket prepared near that spot. The prayer basket should include your Bible, a notebook, a prayer journal, prayer books (including hers) and a few other things.

I like the book, it is friendly and well-written, and I like that it encourages us women to take time in our busy days to pray. Too many times our lives are rushed and our prayers are equally rushed, as we’re running out the door… “God, you know my concerns. Take care of them.” And Ms. Lipp isn’t saying that’s bad. She’s saying that your life reflects what you put into prayer. And when you take the time to give God attention, then your life will reflect that as well.

If you are looking for a book to help you pray better, and to pray God’s Word, then pick up PRAYING GOD’S WORD IN YOUR LIFE. Recommended. $13.99. 208 pages.


Judy said...

Thanks Laura for your post and great review. Praying God's Word In Your Life sounds like a book I need to buy!

Judy B

Kathi Lipp said...

Laura thanks for the thoughtful review. You bless me girl!