Monday, June 7, 2021

31 Days When It's Sometimes So Difficult...

31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers will harness the spiritual and physical benefits of gratitude--I recently filled 31 pages of a notebook using the help I found in this little book. Yesterday I heard from widowed friends who each faced deep tragedies this past week---one with a precious family member in a fatal car accident, and another with a brain tumor discovered in her only child---oh, dear ones, God inhabits praise. It's a sacred act of worship, and exactly what we need when it's so hard. (Would you please also pray for the widows in these situations?)

I know, "Praise?" Why would we praise the Lord during widowhood, the hardest days of our lives? Let me assure you, Ruth Myers knew what she was praising about: she was widowed, too. These praise prayers are gentle, sacrificial expressions of worship for times when we have no words. 

Ruth's first husband suffered intensely from cancer and died at age 32, leaving her with two young children to raise. Years later, after much prayer, she married Warren, and they were in ministry with Navigators ever since. I think you'll love the honesty and freshness of their praise!

31 Days . . . helps cultivate grateful hearts and a lifestyle of praise. Divided into a couple sections, the book instructs in how to praise God, plus the why to, and  it provides foundational truth about a person's relationship with God.

But the best part is the section marked Day1 - Day 31. Each day provides 2 - 3 paragraphs of praise for you to read aloud or silently as your own prayer to God when grief clouds your mind and it's too hard to pray. Believe me, I usually read them out loud myself because I can't come up with my own words. But I know God knows my weaknesses and he understands and loves me anyway. 

31 Days . . . gives you the words to pray when the pain is so deep you have no words. 

God understands, He feels our pain, yet He is good; His loving kindness covers us everyday and He is worthy of our praise even from the depths of dark pain.

♥ ferree

31 Days of Praise is available through local or online bookstores; I receive no commission or compensations for this mention of it. 

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