Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Review: Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community

Pray A to Z
By Amelia Rhodes
Worthy, 2016


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.

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My thoughts

Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes is a gem of a book, one that packs a powerful punch and will undoubtedly enrich the prayer life of those who use it. Personally, I like prayer prompts. It’s not so much that I don’t know what to say, but prompts often guide and expand my thoughts. I have already prayed over a few of these topics and found the experience to be spiritually rewarding.

Five topics are ingeniously assigned to each letter of the alphabet – three prayers of petition, followed by two of praise. These topics are practical, relevant, and personal – and many aren’t areas I would normally think of on a daily basis. Many will touch some family member or person you know in the community. A few topical examples are: dementia and Alzheimer’s, law enforcement, infertility, overcoming addictions, refugees, unbelievers.

Pray A to Z is a simple, yet profound prayer guide. It would work well personally or in a small group setting, for the newer Christian as well as mature believer.



Amelia Rhodes is a speaker and author of Isn't It Time for a Coffee Break: Doing Life Together in an All-About-Me Kind of World. Amelia's writing has also been featured in four Chicken Soup for the Soul titles, devotionals for the OneHope blog Undeterred and the international devotional Upper Room. Amelia has a growing speaking ministry and speaks regularly to women's groups on topics of spiritual growth, friendship, and community, offering practical tools for living our faith in the everyday. She lives in Lowell, Michigan.

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I was provided a free copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


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