One thing that God has impressed upon me this year is to pray for my community, my church, my family, and the nation I live in. When I first heard about Pray A to Z written by Amelia Rhodes I knew it was a book I was going to want to review and invest in for this year of prayer for my life.
I have discovered in the small pages of this book, some very profound prayers to help guide me as I lay my heart before God for the things He has asked me to pray for.
The only way to change someone — to change your community is by getting started — and that may mean one prayer at a time.
This book was a refreshing take for me on how to get started praying for those around me that I feel like God wants me to pray for.
There are topics in this book that I would never have thought to pray for.
We have a family in our church who is going through an adoption process. God has laid it on my heart to pray for them. Pray A to Z covers this topic and offers a blanket prayer that you can customize to be more personalized but gives you a generalized way to pray. This is great, especially if you do not really understand how to get started praying in this way.
About Pray A to Z:
Pray A to Z: Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community (Worthy, November 2016)
Change the world one prayer at a time.
How would our community change if instead of absently saying, “I’ll pray for you,” we actually did pray–deeply, intensely, and purposefully?
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.
With compassion and encouragement, Amelia Rhodes offers Bible verses and prayer prompts, organized topically for every letter of the alphabet. There are five topics per letter–three prayers of petition asking God to work in a certain area of need, and two more prayers of praise to reflect gratitude for God’s presence in the daily issues and relationships of life. Through petition and praise, your specific, focused communion with God will lighten your heart as you place the heaviness of those prayer requests where they belong–on His strong shoulders.
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 to Z will help you experience the peace that comes from communicating with God.
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About Amelia Rhodes:
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.
Find out more about Amelia at http://www.ameliarhodes.com.