We are all familiar with the wellspring of wisdom offered in the Biblical book of Proverbs. Many people, myself included, often read this book over the course of a month since it conveniently contains 31 chapters. Sometimes, however, it can be a little more difficult to actually incorporate that wisdom into our daily lives. If you seek to make the practical guidance of Proverbs a deeper part of your inner life, I am so excited to share a new, certain-to-be treasured book with you…
Proverbs Prayers: Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs for Your Life was written by minister, speaker, and best-selling author John Mason, and published by Revell in the fall of 2015. This little book contains the full text of Proverbs, divided chapter by chapter. What is the unique part, you ask? Why not just read the book in your Bible? Well, after each chapter, Mr. Mason has written a beautiful, in-depth and heartfelt prayer that carefully corresponds with that day’s reading of the Proverbs chapter. The prayers incorporate each aspect of the specific chapter, and allow readers to internalize the words of wisdom in a deeper way. More importantly, the prayers allow us to take our requests for gaining wisdom to the throne of our Heavenly Father, praising him and asking him to guide us into greater understanding as we go through the activities of our day. As Mr. Mason states, “When you read each proverb and pray the corresponding prayer, you will be asking the Lord to cause every promise and principle from that chapter to come alive in your life. As you do, I believe God is going to show you some things you’ve never seen before.”
As I continue to read this book each day, I am discovering the truth of these words. It truly enriches and strengthens my insight into Proverbs beyond measure. Please, don’t hesitate to give this little book a try for yourself! It will impact you, and God’s wisdom will be illuminated in bright new ways.
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.