Sunday, September 10, 2017

Peasread: Praying For Girls

It seems maybe silly to have a book on how to pray for our kids because prayer is just talking to God, right? Of course it is. We walk with Him, talk with Him, tell Him about our day, cry out about injustices, and ask for healing, blessings, and His wisdom. We use prayer as a form of worship and as a step of faith, right? That's great I think. It's simple, but it also isn't. Praying For Girls by Teri Lynne Underwood helps us focus those prayers. 
There is no formula that will make our prayers heard more over others, it's not about that at all. God hears us and sees our hearts. This book is about effective and fervent prayers though, well thought out prayers, and prayers that focus on the needs of our kids. The book focuses on five areas of every girl's life- her identity, her heart, mind, relationships, and purpose. Everyone needs prayer in these areas don't they? There are prayers that scripture based in this book. Normally I don't like reading a prayer, but I like these as prompts, and what else would line up with God's will more than praying His very words for our girls? These small prayers can be a start of a longer prayer that is specific to the needs and hearts of our girls.

Someday's we moms feel overwhelmed and all we can say when we hit our knees is "God help me, help my child" and that is okay too. How much more will our own lives and faith be enriched as well as our relationships with our children as we pray diligently for specific areas of her life and her heart?
This book has "Girl talk" sections that suggest activities to do with girls of all ages. Crafts for younger children, date nights with older girls so that we can talk to them about what God says about their worth, identity, heart, and mind etc.

Praying For Girls
Teri Lynne Underwood
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 18, 2017)

From the Back Cover:
What Are Your Biggest Concerns for Your Daughter?

Do you feel uncertain about what or how to pray for your daughter? You're not alone! Praying for our daughters can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. This easy-to-use book features 200 Scripture-based prayers that cover key areas of every girl's life:

Her identity--finding her security and strength in God's love and acceptance
Her heart--pursuing a life of purity and devotion to the Lord
Her mind--committing to growing in wisdom and discernment regardless of her circumstances
Her relationships--developing skills and attitudes to foster healthy relationships
Her purpose--trusting God with her life, gifts, and passions

With simple ideas to nurture your daughter's faith from toddler through teen, this encouraging book will equip you to pray with more confidence and power.
Would I read it again? Maybe to reference it.
Would I recommend it? Yes

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