Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pray A to Z


The words "I will pray for you," are often part of my posts on Facebook or when I'm visiting a friend in Buttercupland. But there are times when I am beyond words. Amelia Rhodes' Pray A to Z gives us the words when we are struggling to find them. Each letter of the alphabet has several entries -- Bullying, Bankruptcy, Bulimia and Eating Disorders, are part of "B" -- and include a quote from scripture, a description of the issue and a prayer.

So many of the topics gave words to concerns that I have and met a need that friends had shared with me. The prayers for Job Seekers, Refugees and Lack of Medical Care spoke specifically to issues I have been praying about. I also found the prayer for Ordinary Life -- the place where we spend more of our days -- beautiful and touching. I'm grateful to Amelia Rhodes for putting this collection together and giving words to the prayers of my heart. I'm also grateful to the Litfuse Group for the opportunity to review not only this book, but others throughout the year.

I didn't see a prayer for blog friends -- if I wrote a book on prayer there would be one -- so I offer this one. My prayers for all I've met on my blogging journey. Prayers for you, your families and your good health. I pray that the year ahead gives us all and our world the gift of peace. Let us say Amen.

I've enjoyed taking a few minutes out of the whirl of busyness to read, pray, and to reflect on G-d's place in my life. Deeply grateful for this opportunity and for all of you.

As ever, thanks for visiting. Keep cozy and take good care. 

Please note: I was given a copy of Pray A to Z by the Litfuse Group in exchange for my thoughts. My opinions are all mine.

12 comments:

Marilynn Smith said...

Carol, this post comes at a time when I find myself at a loss for words, for prayers for healing for friends and family. Too much has afflicted too many this year. This book seems to have come at an opportune time! Wishing you a Happy Hanukkah and a happy and healthy New Year!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Love the idea of this book and appreciate the times you have prayed for me :) happy Hanukkah, dear blogging friend!

Mildred said...

What I love most about blogging/facebook is to share the good and not so good times with friends who love and support us and pray for us through life's ups and downs. I certainly appreciate your prayers and your friendship. You are a treasure and it is also my prayer that the new year will be one of peace. Happy Hanukkah.

Mevely317 said...

Oh wow, this is a treasure!
... and so, my friend, are you! :)

TARYTERRE said...

What a delightful, inspirational book, though they were remiss not to include a prayer for bloggers. Glad you included us.

West Moss said...

There is a Greek Orthodox abbey near me. I walk there, with their permission, when the weather is right. When I told them I was having surgery earlier this year, they said that they would all pray for me. I found that powerful and moving.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful book! It is hard sometimes to know what to say and have the scripture that helps! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Prayers work and I believe we are to pray about everything so a-z covers it all. Praying you have a happy holiday season.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for your prayer for bloggers. We really do support each other in prayer. Merry Christmas!

Susie said...

Carol, Thank you for your prayers. I always pray for people to have good health...as I have grown older, I know the very importance of good health. Blessings to you and wishing you a beautiful holiday filled with love. xoxo, Susie

Paula Kaye said...

Carol thank you so much for your prayers. I am needing them right now as my life feels in turmoil!! Thanks again!! And I will offer a prayer for you too!

Anne Payne said...

What a wonderful review of this book on prayer, Carol!

I know when I don't have words to pray, His Spirit intercedes for me as it says in Romans 8:26 -- Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Happy Reading and Reviewing in 2017!