Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Talking With God

Life is crazy. Prayer is simple.
Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet, when it comes to actually praying, often it feels awkward and complicated.
I mean ... what should you actually pray about? What do you say?
Is there anything you should or shouldn t say? Do you have to speak out loud? Where do you even start?
To make matters worse, we ve heard about prayer for so longthatwefeel awkward asking about it. It s like having to ask a person s name after knowing them for years. Becausewereallyshould know their name by now, we feel embarrassed toask.
Then comes the reality and craziness of life. Between work, changing diapers, walking the dog, a full inbox, trying to keep up with our neighbors and the laundry, who has time to pray?
The truth is, prayer is simple.
It s like talking. Talking with a good friend. And what we may not know is the best part: no matter where we are in life, God can t wait to talk with us.
What does it look like to pray in the midst of your life?
What do you say when you don t know how to pray?
I m asking the same questions.
Let s talk."

My thoughts: It seems like my focus for this year in my non fiction reading has been prayer, since the women's group I am in at church is doing the Draw the Circle devotional that is 40 days of prayer (which, is a wonderful devotional and a great way to start the new year, but I digress!). This is an excellent book to accompany the others that I have been reading. I appreciate how easy this one is to get through and that Adam is so very open about the questions he has had and the storms his faith has weathered. This book is engaging and excellent!
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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