31 days of power by ruth meyers (multnomah)

Thirty one chapters. Each one is a prayer that is interspersed with Bible texts relevant to some aspect of the power needed to survive the spiritual warfare on earth. Overall, the subject matter is great, and I can see how it can be very helpful to many. But I didn’t find it personally beneficial or uplifting. Here’s why.

My prayers are my personal, intimate conversations with God. I don’t like reading a prayer that someone else wrote and using it as my personal prayer. The only exception is the prayers in the Bible, like David’s Psalms, which I readily apply to myself–because it is part of the inspired Word of God.

But this book of 31 prayers feels generic to me, like the memorized prayer of a namesake Christian. It’s too much along the lines of  “Now I lay me down to sleep.”  While I can appreciate the prayers of Ruth Meyers like I do those of St Assisi–for its content or literary qualities–I cannot adopt them as my own.

Maybe if these prayers were changed from personal prayers to devotionals, it would be useful to me. But, like I said, nothing wrong with the book or its content, it’s just not something that works for me.

(I received this book free from Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/bloggingforbooks/reviews/ranking/5864/short:1

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