The Weekly Prayer Project: A Challenge to Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God is a resource to be used over the span of a year. This book was created to help one grow deeper in their faith with God through meditation, scripture reading, and prayer.
There are seven categories to go through which are Requests, Gratitude, Lament, Intercession, Fath, Repentance, and Awe. Each category covers around eight weeks of reading and response. Each weekly reading has you read a verse from either the Old or New Testament of the Bible and then journal your thoughts on it. There is an adequate space to journal but you may need a separate notebook if you have a lot to say.
The weekly reading is meant to be reflected upon not just on the day its read but through the entirety of the week till the next reading. I think this a great idea because sometimes during quiet times, I get interrupted by life. Trust me, it happens. Not being forced to write everything at once and jump into something new the very next day works really well for me. It gives me the time I need to deeply connect and commit myself to a not forced response. I really like this book is set up in this way.
You could go through the book from start to finish or you could start in a category that is speaking to you at the moment. You are not confined to any one place.
I don’t feel this book should replace daily readings of the Bible or other studies. Think of this as a tool to help and replenishes your prayer life. There is more than way to pray and this book will help a user not become fixed on doing so one way. For example, there are prayers of gratefulness, lament, etc.
Over all, for daily use, this book is set up nicely. It is hardcover and features a helpful ribbon place marker. The pages have a thick paper feel to them so one need not worry about the pages wearing out quickly or ink seeping through when journaling.
I feel this book would make a fantastic gift for all. It encourages one to seek God through prayer, reflection, and scripture in perhaps a new to them way. The book is lovely in looks and great in content. I’d recommend it.
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