I am delighted to read the new book of prayers from Iain and Barbara Duguid. The Duguids have studied Gods word deeply and have applied it to a great many areas of life. Here we learn how to pray Gods word back to him, as we confess our violations of the ten commandments, as we celebrate his grace in so many areas of our lives. I recommend it strongly for individual and family devotions.
Barbara and Iain Duguid have made their mark on gospel-true worship (and on my heart) with their commitment to unfolding the richness and power of grace. Bringing that perspective to the practice of confession is a treasure for both private and public worship because, as was written long ago, grace is not sweet, if sin is not bitter. As the Duguids wisely state, The purpose of confessing our sins is always to remind us of what a great Savior we have. Helping us face the need and provision of our Savior with Scriptural precision, personal creativity, heart sensitivity, and gospel hope is the wonderful blessing of this book.
Barbara and Iain Duguid have provided a unique resource for individual and corporate prayer. Confession is a much-overlooked discipline in the modern church. Streams of Mercy is comprised of readings covering every human experience and need. Each topical entry contains Bible portions, include sample prayers, and hymn selections. Broad use of the whole Bible will cause the reader to find himself feasting on portions of the Word that he may not have turned to on his own. The contrition that comes from confession leads to true worship. Knowing ourselves aright helps us to see God aright!