Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On My Nightstand - Love Letters to God: Deeper Intimacy Through Written Prayer by Lynn D. Morrissey

Crystal Laine Miller, over at the Chat & Chew Cafe, held a drawing for this book, and I won!

I half expected a pretty gift book with some poetic ramblings on the subject of journaling. Instead, I found the other side of the coin to my devotional Bible reading. Inspired by Lynn's experiences with prayer journaling, I put my own prayers in written form during my morning devotions. The results have been startling, exciting, and made me long for more prayer time.

The artwork by Katia Andreeva is soft and appealing, while Lynn chronicles her journey toward a deeper relationship with the Lord. Writing her prayers enabled her to see patterns, helped her sort out her emotions, and recognize God's hand in her life.

This is a beautiful gift book, especially for those struggling with their prayer life or yearning to bring their relationship with the Lord to a new level. This is another keeper for my bookshelf.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Susan,

I have been struggling with my prayer life for a long time now. I definitely need to go pick up this book! Thank you for the review!

Sarah

By the way, I bought my four year supply of Rolaids today!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

I think this is a great book for a writer/journaler. There's something about getting the things troubling you on paper that clarifies the issues.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica said...

Wow, that is interesting. Kind of like psalms? Do you think? I mean, like personal psalms to God? I can see how that would be very intimate.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jessica -

It's more like confiding your deepest joys, sorrows, fears, problems in a best friend. As you ask the Lord for help with each situation, He gives you wisdom and direction through His Word, through counsel, through Him speaking to your heart.

It's also a way of casting all your cares on Him. I'm not explaining this very well, but I hope you get the idea.

Blessings,
Susan :)

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