Thursday, March 10, 2011

Prayer Starters for Busy Moms

Once upon a time my daily devotional life went something like this: Wake up, eat breakfast. Grab my Bible, journal, study, and whatever devotionals I had at the time. Read from the OT, NT, Psalms and Proverbs. Journal as led. Read from a devotional or two then spend time in a deeper study; spending an hour or more with my books. Then I would pray. For an hour. That was just my morning time. I would often crack one of the above books during the day and my Bible went everywhere with me. There were also many opportunities during the day to talk about the Word with others. So, I spent hours every day in His Word and in prayer. Then I graduated college, got married, got a job, and eventually started having kids. My spiritual life came to a stand still. Feeling guilty, I've made attempt after attempt to reinvent it. I finally came to the realization that I don't have to spend hours and hours in reading and prayer as I used to do. It was freeing!

And so, I can appreciate the book Tracy Klehn wrote called Prayer Starters for Busy Moms: how to pray all day and still put the laundry away. Inside the covers of this small hardcover book are 365 ideas to help you jump into prayer. Each page contains an idea or two. You can use just one a day or you can use several. There are no dates with the ideas. The book is broken into topical chapters covering many concerns of a woman's life. There are also many quotes and a bibliography in the back. You can also write down your own ideas or prayers in the note section at the end.

Not only has this book helped me start praying when I otherwise would not have, but it has gotten me praying about things I might not have prayed about. The small size makes it easy to tuck away next to the sink to read before starting dishes or next to a chair where I nurse the baby. I was definitely praying more while this book was within sight and that's a good thing! I think that many readers would have the same experience.

Prayer Starters for Busy Moms is written by Tracy Klehn and published by Bethany House. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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