Sunday, November 25, 2012

Book Review: Upside-Down Prayers for Parents

This book is terrific!  I absolutely recommend it to all parents!  I am not a very good pray-er.  I often feel like God already knows what I need/want and I want His will to be done anyway.  This book hits 31 different "upside-down" prayers that we should be praying for our children.

-I pray you'll get caught doing things wrong-and experience the power of confession.
-I pray you'll have to wait-and learn the value of patience.
-I pray you'll fail in things that don't matter-and learn what matters to God.
-I pray you'll have to forgive someone who doesn't deserve it-and find the peace that forgiveness brings.
The chapters start with Bible verses and at the end of the short devotion there are "Making it Personal" and "Making it Relevant" sections.  I really enjoy the reflections all of this allows. 
Yes, some of the prayers and desires seem harsh like the prayers for suffering a loss, losing a job, brushing up against death, and being shattered, but the ultimate goal is for our children to experience these things so he can learn such valuable lessons for getting closer to God.  Sometimes we can only experience an intimacy with God that is brought on by one of our extreme challenges.
I love this book!
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

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