I agreed to review Pray A to Z – A Practical Guide to Pray for your Community because I believe that prayer can change the world. I’ve been working on praying more for the people around me and my community so the idea of being more specific sounds good to me.
I hesitated before agreeing to review it because I wasn’t sure what Bible they used. Turns out they use several versions and for that reason I’m not comfortable recommending this book.
The prayer text for each subject is helpful and thought provoking. While I don’t think that rote prayers repeated over and over are good, it is helpful to have reminders of problems and concerns faced by many people.
I plan to change/cover the verses on each page to KJV only and use this book as an addition to my prayer list.
Here is some backcover copy:
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.
You can find more information at the author’s site. Published by Worthy Inspired. This book was sent to me through Litfuse Publicity for the book tour. The words are fully my own and my affiliate link is in this post.