Proverbs Prayers: Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs into Your Life in 31 Days
Praying God's Will
Proverbs Prayers by John Mason is an excellent method for praying GodÃ¢ÂÂs Word into your life. Mason includes each chapter of Proverbs with a corresponding devotional prayer that includes the essence of each chapter along with other relevant Scripture pertinent to that chapter. Intriguing is the fact that he has a separate prayer for women and men for chapter thirty-one, which is an admonition by King LemuelÃ¢ÂÂs mother. ItÃ¢ÂÂs a message to direct women to be Godly women and a manÃ¢ÂÂs guide in choosing and thankfully cherishing a Godly woman. Priceless!
I enjoy the specific Scriptures that he highlightsÃ¢ÂÂa good way to start you on a memorization program. The end section gives us a set of Proverbs principles based on several topic words that incorporate his thoughts as well as the thoughts of other leaders that highlight the importance of these specific issues for our lives. They are powerful points on these subjects that are important to remember and to apply to your life.
For a sure way of praying GodÃ¢ÂÂs will for your life and to help you make Godly choices, pick up John MasonÃ¢ÂÂs Proverbs Prayers. ItÃ¢ÂÂs a great stepping stone to learning how to pray the Bible for yourself and others.
This book was provided by Amy Lathrop and Christen Krumm of Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
October 4, 2012
A Resource That Will Be Used Month After Month
John Mason in his new book Ã¢ÂÂProverbs PrayersÃ¢ÂÂ published by Summerside Press gives us a 31-day devotional journey for praying the wisdom of Proverbs into your life every day.
From the back cover: Have you discovered the life-altering wisdom found in the book of Proverbs?
its daily practical guidance offers tools to make the right choices, size up a situation, make fewer careless mistakes, and avoid unnecessary trouble. Millions of readers journey through the book one chapter a day, month after month.
What if you could combine the wisdom of Proverbs with your quiet time prayers? That is exactly what Ã¢ÂÂProverbs PrayersÃ¢ÂÂ offers. It not only contains the entire book of Proverbs from the trusted and literal New American Standard Bible, but a corresponding prayer by John Mason accompanies each chapter. The prayers incorporate every insight from that chapter and apply them to daily life. Also included is a section of key verses with a description of Ã¢ÂÂProverbs PrinciplesÃ¢ÂÂ that are essential to Christian character.
With Ã¢ÂÂProverbs PrayersÃ¢ÂÂ, in a mere thirty-one days you can pray into your life all of the wisdom of Proverbs.
I have a question since there are many devotionals already on the market do we really need another one? Well when the devotional is Ã¢ÂÂProverbs PrayersÃ¢ÂÂ then I have to say the answer is yes. Each daily devotional is one chapter from the book of Proverbs followed by a prayer that allows the point of what we just read to really sink in. It is not easy to make time for Bible reading and Proverbs is an essential part as God put it in the Bible to provide us wisdom and guidance on how to make proper choices. Bite sized daily bits of wisdom that we can use in our prayer time even at the office when we go on breaks or at lunch. This book will be used month after month it is that good a resource. It is perfect to give as gifts to family and friends that they, also, will use month after month and thank you for it. I recommend this book highly!
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September 21, 2012
an amazing prayer experience
Reading the Bible is an important part of a Christian's spiritual growth. I know that many of you read through the book of Proverbs each month, a chapter a day. But what about actually praying the words you read?
John Mason felt the Lord challenging him to do that very thing several years ago. As he did, the Word came alive to him and he began to see good changes in his life.
Mason has written this book to help you pray through Proverbs too. In thirty-one days you will have read through each chapter of Proverbs and prayed a corresponding prayer.
As I have gone through this book, praying through each chapter in Proverbs, I have been inspired, convicted, challenged, and more. This has been an amazing experience.
Here are a few of the prayers:
Ã¢ÂÂLord, I choose to listen to Your wisdom today.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂLord, help me walk with good people and stay on the right path today.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂToday I choose to trust You with all of my heart and not depend on my own understanding.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂLord, keep me from saying deceptive and vulgar words.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂAre there any areas of laziness in my life, Lord? Please reveal them to me.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂLord, I want to keep Your Word and capture Your commandments deep within my heart today.Ã¢ÂÂ
And that is just from the first week!
My only complaint is that there is just too much for each day. I am going to go through the book again, this time, just praying one paragraph for the day.
Praying through the Proverbs is a great reminder of who God is and what He desires from us. Ã¢ÂÂTeach me to love instruction and knowledge today, Lord.Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂHelp me to avoid saying things that might hurt other people.Ã¢ÂÂ It is also great encouragement. Ã¢ÂÂThank You, Father, that Your truth always outlives a lie. A lie may win in the short run, but it never lasts long because truth endures forever.Ã¢ÂÂ
I highly recommend this book. At the end of thirty-one days, says Mason, wisdom will be your friend.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
September 17, 2012
Proverbs Prayers is described as a 31 day devotional journey, and a journey it truly is.
Many people are aware that the book of Proverbs contains 31 chapters Ã¢ÂÂ one for every day of the month, making it a popular devotional study. But John Mason encourages us to take on the challenge of not only reading a chapter every day, but also praying the chapter after reading it. If like me the thought of actually praying the verses of Proverbs stumps you just a little bit, Mason has written 31 prayers, one for each chapter in a simple, relatable format.
For me, this book became the extra push to put me inside these verses. Not to be merely looking on through the open window, but to truly be inside and partaking in the searching, growing, and rejoicing.
Mason has also included a reference style final section containing Proverbs principles by topics such as anger, gossip, and love.
Besides being a wonderful source of encouragement and advice, this book is also absolutely gorgeous featuring beautiful script and rough cut edges, making it a fabulous gift idea!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from a publicity agency. However, I was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts expressed above are entirely my own.
September 20, 2012