About the book:
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)
Key dates to keep in mind (these little books would make great gifts):
- 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
I would recommend Pocket Prayers to fathers, mothers, students who are graduating high school or college, teachers, friends, and active service men and women. I liked how Max Lucado was transparent in sharing that he struggled with praying and staying awake while he prayed sometimes. He shared how Jesus prayed before his meals and he would pray for anyone and he would pray anywhere at any time. I liked how each day included a scripture verse and a short prayer to pray. One of my favorite days was found in day 3 in the dads pocket prayers. This scripture was Matthew 14:29-30 and this discussed how there was a terrible storm and Jesus told Peter to walk on the water. He took his eyes off of Jesus and he began to sink. He cried out to God to save him. Max Lacado shared a prayer about how God is in control even in the mists of our storms and hurricanes we experience in life. Max prays that God will be with his family through the storms and bless us and give us His peace. I love how the different books contained powerful prayers that can immensely help us to draw closer to God. These books also increased my prayer life and I feel more at peace and hopeful about my future and my kids generations future. I would also like for Max Lucado to write a pocket prayer book for husbands and one for wives. I would love to be able to prayer for my spouse. I also believe one for singles would greatly benefit a large number of people too. If you’re looking for a wonderful gift for someone, then check out these books!
“I received a review copy of Pocket Prayers Series from Litfuse for this review.”
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About the author:
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.