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There are times we want to pray and the words or thoughts just don’t readily come. This little book – Prayers for Every Occasion by Ellen Banks Elwell will be an encouragement on those very days.

“Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.”
~D.L. Moody

The first part is a beautiful collection of prayers written for every occasion: friendship, celebrations, illness, loss, work, holidays, baptism, death, baby dedications, and more.

“Prayer is our declaration of dependence upon the Lord.”
~Philip Yancey

The second part covers prayers from the Bible with Scriptures and prayers.

“Thou art coming to a King, Large petitions with thee bring; For his grace and power are such, None can ever ask too much.”
~John Newton

The third part is filled with prayers from hymns including many well known and favorite to us all.

“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.”
~Soren Kierkegaard

The fourth part includes prayers from across the ages. Here we find words whispered down through the years, bringing strength and comfort.

This collection of prayers can be used personally or in groups. They can be used in sending a card to bring encouragement.. Each prayer will echo our own thoughts and emotions and bring the hope we do not go through our journeys alone.

The book is bound in a beautiful cover which makes this a perfect gift. Every page sweetly brings hope, comfort and assurance that God is near and hears our prayers.

*I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. The views expressed in my review are all my own.


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