Dear God, It's Me and It's Urgent
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About "Dear God, It's Me and It's Urgent"
Here are soul-building moments for every woman, at every age. These prayers are ideal for private devotion and meditation, or for sharing with other women. Inspiring and enriching, they are rooted in everyday life. Topics range widely, from a Bride's Prayer on the eve of her wedding to Shopping with a Daughter and Blue Monday. With imagination and care Marion offers prayers for every season. Each prayer is enriched with Scripture and thought-provoking quotations.
Meet the Author
Marion Stroud lives in Bedford, England. She is an established and popular author and sought-after speaker whose books have been translated into 14 languages.
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I enjoyed reading this devotional prayer book. The front cover includes the description 'Prayers for every season of a woman's life' and it sums up the essence of this lovely book. The devotional prayers are divided up into six sections and cover different aspects of a woman's life, including marriage, children, work, caring, and growing older. Topical issues are covered with sensitivity and include heartfelt prayers that provide direction for women seeking Biblical wisdom. Dear God, It's Me and It's Urgent is the type of book you can pick up and read in bite size chunks. Or, you can work through it each day over three months. The devotions include relevant quotes, applicable Bible verses, and a prayer that you can pray as you read. I appreciated the wisdom and insights I gained from each devotional prayer. I recommend this book to women looking for a helpful devotional book that provides a focus for their daily prayer time. Many thanks to Lion Hudson (Monarch Books) for providing a review copy.
Corrie Ten Boom's quote sums up this collection of heartfelt prayers: "Don't pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A woman is powerful on her knees." Marion's prayers sound like what we've each asked the Lord at various times in our lives. Even mentioning sometimes she gets puzzled about the process of prayer...don't we all? Because the things we request aren't always answered in the way we expected. I especially was challenged by her identifying with Martha like so many of us. She says "Reassure me that it is perfectly all right to 'waste time' in your presence." Oh my, that's me when I think I'm just so busy. And this: "You said we cannot serve two masters. But Lord, there's more than two all screaming for attention." Ah, there's so much more I could say, but I'll say this, Ladies, this book will be a great comfort to you or a friend.
As well as other prayer and devotional books so beautifully written by this wonderful writer, Marion Stroud, some years ago I was very fortunate to buy and be richly blessed by a previous edition of this book. I am so happy to see it again available to bless, encourage and challenge women again. It is indeed a book of "Prayers for every season of a woman's life." This is a book you will want to read again and again. While I may need reminders again of some of the seasons I have already experienced, there are still more at my age now that I need to recognise again must be taken to my loving Heavenly Father in prayer. This is essential to maintain the intimacy He desires me to have with Himself through taking every situation, every need of every season to him. This time, one in particular for me is "Fear Not the Lions" where it mentions "...wakeful hours when sleep eludes me,..." Thank you, Marion Stroud, for reminding me to not be afraid of any season in my life with God in control. This edition has a fresh, modern cover and a beautiful book to be able to buy again as gifts to also bless family and friends.
'Dear God, it's me and it's urgent' is another excellent and useful collection of prayers and quotations in similar vein to Marion Stroud's earlier anthology, 'It's just you and me, Lord'. Again, Marion's prayers are drawn from various aspects of a woman's life, including work, marriage, children, caring for others and also for herself. I particularly loved the obvious honesty of the prayer entitled 'Blue Monday' in the very first section 'A Woman Within' and also the poem 'Comfort Zones' in the section 'A Woman Growing Older', for the same reason. This volume is beautifully produced in hard cover format, yet is not too big or heavy to be carried anywhere easily. I also loved the entire layout, with appropriate Scripture quotations in highlighted boxes and before many of the prayers, as well as excerpts from Catherine Marshall, Dorothy Sayers and Paul Tournier. Thanks to Monarch Books for providing me with a copy for review.