Thursday, December 11, 2014

Evening Prayers: For Every Day of the Year by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Book Description:  We want to turn to God at the end of each day, but often don’t find the words to express our deepest feelings and longing. This collection of prayers is one of the few daily devotionals especially intended for use in the evening. Blumhardt’s words bespeak a certainty in God’s nearness. The peace that flows from them comes from an unshakeable conviction that God’s kingdom is indeed on the way. In stormy and challenging times like our own, most of us need this reassurance frequently, if not daily.

My Thoughts:  I was quite interested in this book since I had never used a "prayer book" before.  Most Protestant Christians ( I assume) just say a prayer from the heart.
But as I read prayers in this book, it occurred to me that reading a prayer was more like speaking a devotional.  
There is a verse before each prayer and there is a prayer for each day of the year (365!).  
These prayers give glory to God.  Many of the prayers are praise to our Heavenly Father with a supplication to the Father for protection and blessings.
As one reads the prayers aloud it seems that a flow of praise comes from the heart and you may (as I did) add your prayer from the heart at the end of each prayer.  A wonderful addition to your daily devotions!
This is a lovely hardback book, full of peace and praise, that will make a wonderful gift or a lovely beside book.

*This book was provided for review by Handlebar Marketing*

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Plough Publishing House; 5 edition (June 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874868114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874868111

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