Book Review: Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours is the Night
Sometimes the hardest thing about praying is knowing what to say to the God who created me from nothing. I don't like for my prayers to sound like an outlandish wish list of fabulous things I want to happen in my life. Yes, we are supposed to ask God for everything, but who wants to sound like a whiny three year old? Jeanie and David Gushee have compiled a wonderful collection of prayers in "Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours is the Night." They've gone a step further than just compiling the prayers. It's a prayer guide designed to be followed with the days of the calendar, taking into account the Christian holidays, providing both a morning and evening prayer for each day. The prayers come from many sources and credit the prayer's author. The prayers are mostly very brief, making it easy to make prayer a part of your regular routine if that is something that's been challenging you. Beautifully hardbound, this book would be a perfect gift. I will definitely be putting this book to good use!