Pray A to Z: 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amelia Rhodes is an author, speaker, and self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist. She has a passion for taking the everyday stories of life and connecting them with God's truths. Having been freed from the grip of perpetual anxiety, Rhodes has a growing speaking ministry through which she encourages women to discover who they are in Christ, and to deepen their relationships with one another.
Rhodes has written for several publications including The Upper Room and four Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is the author of Isn't It Time for a Coffee Break?, which offers a fresh perspective on women's relationships. Her latest release, Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community, helps readers topically organize their prayer requests and lay the burdens of the community at the feet of our Heavenly Father.
Rhodes lives in Michigan with her husband and two children.
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I really like the whole concept of this way of praying! It ingenious in it's simplicity and makes making sure we pray for all the concerns of family, friend and community much easier.
The author came up with this plan of praying A-Z to make sure she was praying for all those prayer requests that came her way. She wanted to be more disciplined in her prayer life but not forget anything either. Doing the A-Z method accomplishes this.
As the author tells us, this is not a book on how to pray but a method of praying more effectively with the alphabet list. You can personalize this list but she gives us a lot of great ideas for the list such as, "Adoption", "Job Seekers", and "Pain". This gives us a great place to start as she has a category for every letter of the alphabet. We can add our own as needed (although, I was hard pressed to think of anything she hadn't!) to make it our own personal list.
The book itself has the categories, in alphabetical order, for easy reference. Under each heading, there is a Scripture regarding the concern and then a short prayer to get us started. The prayers are not there to replace our own heart-felt prayers but they are a starting place for us to start our prayers and then let the Holy Spirit take over.
I love this book! Praying in this way has already made my prayer life more effective because I'm putting the concerns of others under the category and not forgetting to pray. I don't have to write down a lot of detail about the prayer request because they are under the category they should be and that brings to mind the details. So easy and organized! I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group
Blessings - Julie