As a youth and children’s worker I am always looking out for ideas for creative ways to encourage people to pray, so I have seen many resource books on how to engage people in prayer. I came to this book wondering what could be said that has not already been said and what new ideas might be included.
I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. The book is divided into various sections looking at different areas of walking with God – walking with the Bible, walking in our world, walking as a church, walking together with God and our personal walk with God.
Under each of these headings are a series of chapters looking at prayer for different people and different seasons. Each idea is then divided into a prayer focus, Bible reflection and personal reflection. There is also a section highlighting what materials you would need to have ready in order to make your prayer session interactive.
Throughout the book are ideas using all our senses and having already used several of the ideas I can testify to the fact that they work well with different age groups.
So I would highly recommend this book for people who lead prayers in their church, house groups, schools or in youth and children’s ministry. There is a wealth of different ideas here and for £8.99 it is excellent value for money.
You can order the book for the Bible Reading Fellowship here.
Sharon Prior is Co-founder and Chair of the Sophia Network.