365 Pocket Morning Prayers: Strength and Joy to Begin Each Day
This book caught my eye because of its excellent graphic design. I love the cheerful cover and the leather-like binding is pleasing. The small size is also nice and perfect for toting in ones purse. This book would make a special gift for any occasion. As I looked through this book of prayers though, I was struck by how unreasonable it is to have prayers pre-written for oneself and especially prayers organized by date! Some of these prayers are surprisingly specific (''today, Lord I have a bad attitude'', ''today I heard some bad news'', ''today I have a big decision to make'' etc.) which confuse me because they are irrelevant if that specific thing/attitude hasn't occured that day. In short, I am not a fan of prayers which are already written up for people. Christians should be able to think of what to pray to their Heavenly Father and Saviour. We don't have pre-scripted coversations for our family and best friends! And if we need words to praise and speak to him, there are the Psalms in God's Holy BIble! There, we can find enough praise and worship and repentance to pray every day!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Each morning when you arise, take a moment to talk with God about the day ahead. Ask Him to prepare your heart so that you can be ready to face any challenge that comes your way. 365 Pocket Morning Prayers can guide this time of life-changing conversation and help you express your needs and concerns to God. Don’t worry about what the day will bring. Instead, release your troubles and concerns into God’s care by reading and meditating on the prayers featured in 365 Pocket Morning Prayers. Begin your day in joyful anticipation, trusting that God is in control of your life and wants only the best for you.