Have you thanked your grandma today? If you need the words, Becca Anderson, author of The Woman’s Book of Prayer, has a prayer of thanks that is perfect for the occasion.
How I thank You, heavenly Father, for my dear, dear grandmother. She has always been such a special support and encouragement to me, especially as I was growing up and finding out about life and living…and Lord, she has given me so much of her gentle wisdom and good advice…never being judgmental, but always fair and kind. Thank You for the wonderful example she has been throughout my life of a godly woman who loves Jesus first and foremost, and for the unique way that she lovingly gently nudges me to turn to You in all the circumstances of my life. Thank You for placing her in my life. Thank You that I have had the opportunity of learning so much from her—for her knowledge of the Scriptures and her delight to turn to You in prayer, day by day. Lord, now that she is getting older, I pray that You would keep Your loving arms around her and protect her from harm. Guard and guide her—protect her and provide all that she needs and draw her ever closer to Yourself—in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
—Pine Hill Nazarene Church Member
365 Blessings, Poems and Meditations
Prayer takes many forms: sitting in silence, walking mediation, using prayer beads or folding your hands every night and talking to God. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. We are constantly communing with the Divine throughout our daily lives – even in the most ordinary activities. Comprised of both mindfulness meditations, prayer practices and selections of sacred texts, poems and blessings, Becca Anderson, author of Prayers for Hard Times and Every Day Thankful, gathers words of encouragement, comfort and sustenance for women. From Peace Pilgrim to Psalms to Dolly Parton, this collection of power thoughts and purposeful prayers will help you get inspired, and more importantly, stay inspired.