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August 21, 2015

Praying the Bible {GIVEAWAY}

praying the bible book
When you pray, does it ever feel like you’re just saying the same old things about the same old things? In Praying the Bible, best-selling author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney, offers the encouragement and the practical advice we’re all looking for to transform our prayer life. Simple, yet profound, this book will prove invaluable as you seek to commune with your heavenly Father in prayer each and every day.

My Thoughts:
Wow! That pretty much sums up my thoughts on this book.

I learned to pray as a child. I was taught the basic bullet points that should be included in a prayer, and was basically told the order in which I should address those bullet points. Although the content of my prayers have changed over the years, I find that I still hold tight to that same structure that I used as a child.

Whether intentionally or not, I have taught my kids to pray in that same structure. We say our prayers each night and they are almost rehearsed as far as the kids go. I’ve never really thought much about it until I got this book in my hands.

In Praying the Bible, I learned a completely different concept for prayer – and I love it. The concept of this book is that you pick up your Bible, start reading, and then pray whatever comes to mind. Wow!

God wants us to have a friendly conversation with Him. Tell Him everything and listen to what He has to say. But when you get into the prayer rut that so many of us use, it is hard to imagine doing something different. But I love the ideas in this book and I have enjoyed giving it a try.

I admit it was a little hard to wrap my mind around praying whatever came to mind, but it is getting easier and I feel like my prayers come much more naturally these days.

I have been blessed by this book, and I am so thankful for Family Christian for giving me the opportunity to have it in my hands. And I’m really excited because Family Christian wants to give one of you a copy too. Just use the widget below to get entered. Entries close at 6pm CST on Wednesday, August 26.

Good Luck!