It’s almost Christmas, friends!!! Can you believe it? Books read, memories made, and another year soon to pass! For this nostalgic reflector, I always have a mix of emotions as I experience the last month of the year. I love the looking back, the reflecting upon, and even the looking forward, but as I ponder the beauty of the past year, I also can’t help but note the quickness of life.
Life is beautifully quick, isn’t it?
And it’s this time of the year, when the lights twinkle and the tree sparkles, that I take time to reflect on the goodness of the Lord, the faithfulness of His hands, and the cherished memories made throughout.
Truly, He is good and His love endures from year to year.
So as I reflect on the past year and look forward with hopeful joy to 2018, I wanted to give away a new book that will be the focus of my next 12 months. Last year, I focused on the Songs of Jesus (the Psalms) and this year, I will be focusing on intentional prayer.
So what book am I giving away?
I am giving away TWO copies of The Weekly Prayer Project: A Challenge to Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God by Scarlet Hiltibidal.
And why am I giving away this book?
One reason and only one reason…I need to strengthen this area of my life. I need to be intentional about seeking the Lord in conversation–journaling my prayers and recording the faithfulness of His answers (even the ones that aren’t “yes!”). I need to be entering His presence, seeking His face, and listening for His holy whispers.
So what are a few of my favorite line(s) from this book?
Since it’s not a book that is filled with words and sentences, I’ll tell you the three components of this book I like!
- I love that the book is split into weeks, focusing on a different type of prayer for a several weeks at a time. “Requests, Gratitude, Lament, Intercession, Faith, Repentance, and Awe” are the categories of prayers that span the 52 weeks of the year.
- I love that there is a section of Scripture that focuses each week of prayer–allowing for Truth meditation in combination with prayer.
- And I love that there is space for you to write your prayers, keeping a record of your heart and His responses.
So how can you win a copy of this book?
In the comment section below, share a 2018 goal you have, and I’ll choose two, random winners on Saturday (Christmas Eve, EVE) at 10PM (EST) to win a copy of this wonderful book!
Oh, and here’s the 2-n-1 give-away! For two, other winners, I am going to let you pick ANY book (your choice) from the books highlighted this past year!!!
January: Flash and Liturgy of the Ordinary (Adult)
February: A Love Letter from God (Children)
March: I AM Storybook Bible (Children)
April: Nothing to Prove (Adult)
May: Craving Connection (Adult)
June: Lift the Flap Bible (Children)
July: Humble Roots (Adult)
August: I Will Follow Jesus Bible Story Book (Children)
September: God’s Very Good Idea (Children)
October: The Imperfect Disciple (Adult)
November: Advent Story Book (Children)
December: The Weekly Prayer Project (Adult)