2.13.2017

Book Review & Giveaway: Designed to Pray by Kelly O'Dell Stanley


     Today I am excited to announce a giveaway of Kelly O'Dell Stanley's new prayer journal, Designed to Pray!

     I've been going through my own copy of Designed to Pray (since I adored her other book Praying Upside Down [my review here]).

     This isn't your typical book format. Instead, it's laid out almost like a daily devotional but with prayer prompts, activities, and coloring pages. Designed to Pray gets me excited about praying and equips me with its brief lessons and focused prompts.

     Prayer has been really hard lately. I've been trying to figure out what it looks like for me.

     What is it that I am called to pray for, and how am I supposed to respond to God's Word in prayer? What are the postures, the sounds, and the heart attitudes of prayer?

     If you relate to these struggles, Kelly O'Dell Stanley has written a kind companion for you. It's not about the "right way to pray" (there isn't one) but about creative ways to engage with God.

     When your prayer life needs a catalyst, any page of this prayer journal will help you. Once I open it, I end up doing several days of it because it makes being in God's presence an intentional, focused, and lovely experience.

     I will be giving Designed to Pray 4/5 stars because it reveals God's beauty to me in new ways.

     Comment below by midnight on 2/17 for a chance to win the best Valentine's Day gift ever: quiet, focused time with the Lord of everlasting love.

~Madeline

1 comment:

  1. I tried to comment yesterday but I'm not sure it went through. This book is definitely going on my Amazon wishlist. I have such a weakness for journals of any kind.

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Thank you for reading! Also, thank you for making my day brighter with your encouraging words. I cherish each and every comment. If you check back in a day or two, I should have responded to your note. Thanks for dropping me a line!

~Madeline