Monday, May 20, 2013

Upside-Down Prayers for Parents

Upside-Down Prayers for Parents
Lisa T. Bergren

Described as "31 Daring Devotions for Entrusting Your Child - and Yourself to God".  The author turns 31 prayers into devotions. They begins with the prayer and a Bible verse. The author breaks down the concept of the prayer and ends with a prayer. The last part is divided into how to make it personal and making it relevant. The relevant part is interactive with the child and has two options depending on the age of the child. A sample prayer - "I pray you'll have to wait--and learn the value of patience."

This was an interesting devotional. I loved the concept of praying for my child. The idea of turning our typical prayers upside down is wonderful. I think my only issue was how the prayers were worded. Every person needs to face trials and adversity to grow character. But to pray for my child to "brush up against death" just rubs me wrong. My five year old DID brush up against death last year. But his little friend had to die to make that happen. And I just can't bring myself to prayer for death in order for my child to gain a strong character. There were several of the prayers that I would have worded quite a bit differently. That being said, this is good book if you can take the idea and use it to make your own prayers for your children.

I received this book free of charge from WaterBrook in exchange for my honest review.

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