I seem to always have a prayer running through my head. I pray over everything and have a constant conversation going with God. Even though I talk to my Heavenly Father as any child would talk to their parent, seeking His guidance, I sometimes feel like I need a little tutoring in doing it right.
Words sometimes fail me when I’m stressed or upset. It’s nice having something, a guide of sorts, to help me along the way when I’m not sure exactly what to pray for or how to say it.
I received a complimentary copy as a member of Litfuse. All opinions are strictly my own.
Thomas Nelson is releasing a series of six Pocket Prayers books from best-selling author Max Lucado.
About the books:
Bestselling author Max Lucado has teamed up with six authors to write the Pocket Prayers series for those in need of peace, renewal, rest, faith, hope, joy, direction, serenity, and courage.
Short, simple prayers are very effective, which is why each book in the series contains forty guided prayers and complementary scriptures for any situation, including for:
- Moms (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)
- Grads (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)
- Dads (written with Mark Mynheir)
- Military Life (written with Mark Mynheir)
- Teachers (written with blogger Jennifer Hale)
- Friends (written with Betsy St. Amant)
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Pocket Prayers Books Include:
- Pocket Prayers for Graduates
- Pocket Prayers for Friends
- Pocket Prayers for Dads
- Pocket Prayers for Military Life
- Pocket Prayers for Moms
- Pocket Prayers for Teachers
My Thoughts On Pocket Prayers By Max Lucado:
These Pocket Prayers are wonderful! I especially love the one for mom and dads. I’ve been using the Pocket Prayers for Moms as a daily devotional of sorts when praying for my kids, my marriage and our daily life.
There are specific prayers written out to give you an idea of how to speak to God. It’s so simple yet we get overwhelmed with His greatness and forget that he is our Father. He is there for us just as we are for our children. Is that the kind of relationship we want with our children? The kind where they shouldn’t be afraid to come to us and to lean on us? It’s no different with God. He’s our Father and He wants us to come to Him in our time of need.
Jesus is our Brother who gave his life for us. For us to be redeemed from our sins. He took our burdens upon Himself so that all we have to do is open our hearts and speak to our Heavenly Father in His name. Again, it’s so simple. “Heavenly Father, I ask these things in Jesus name… Amen.” See how easy?
This series by Max Lucado gives explanations on how to pray along with specific prayers that can be used as is or tweaked to fit our needs. There are bible versus listed throughout that go along with each prayer. I love that! I love having a guideline in a handy little book.
These books are meant to be shared too. They make wonderful gifts and would be perfect given alone or included in a gift basket or with a gift card for a teacher, friend or upcoming graduate to help set them on their new post-graduate life! I have all 6 and I shared the Pocket Prayers for Friends with our best friends who are having some difficult times right now. I feel like they could use a little pick me up and these books certainly do that. Prayer does that! I shared Pocket Prayers for Teachers with our daughters’s teacher. She teaches young children and is partly responsible for helping to shape them into good people. Teachers can use our prayers as well. Clay has the Pocket Prayers for Dad’s. Like me, he uses it as a devotional to help in praying for our children.
They would make fantastic Easter gifts! They would also be great for these upcoming holidays:
- Mother’s Day—May 8
- Memorial Day—May 30
- Father’s Day—June 19
- Teachers—first week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week, first Tuesday May 3 is NTA day
- Graduation—month of May
- Friends—June 8 is Best Friend Day – International Day of Friendship is July 30
About The Author: Max Lucado
More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.
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