by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Designed as a handy go-to prayer guide in your daily life, Prayer Points, edited by Ken Petersen, is a compact 324 page book of scripture verses that contain promises from God, along with related prayers to help with specific needs we may have no matter what season of life we are in.
Nearly 250 entries address more than 170 topics listed alphabetically from Abandonment to Wrong Choices. Two indexes at the back of the book offer a listing of the topics covered and the scriptures used for each topic.
While Prayer Points is designed to be used topically to meet specific needs as they arise, for the purpose of this review I started at the beginning and read to the end. Some of the topics in this book were relevant to where I am at this stage of my life. Others weren’t but that doesn’t mean I didn’t benefit from reading them.
First up – Abandonment.
Embracing the presence of God. At a time when you’re feeling rejected, know that God is present.
Psalm 142:4-6, Psalm 27:10, and Romans 8:38-39 are quoted. The promise from these scriptures is that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
Each Prayer Point entry is short, leaving ample time for additional prayer and reflection.
I wasn’t really sure what I’d find when I first began reading Prayer Points. I guess you could say I was a bit skeptical regarding what the author would write in the “Pray God’s Promise” section of each entry. But you know what? I found them encouraging and meaningfully tied back to the quoted scriptures.
No wild claims are made. Instead, the Bible verses are opened up to shine light on the promises in them. All through Prayer Points an intimacy between the reader and God is developed with honest sincerity.
Although I read this book to review as a Tyndale blogger, this is not a book I will shelve and forget. Prayer Points is a book I will refer to often. I hope you pick up your own copy and are blessed by it.
God has given us many promises. Let Prayer Points help you find them.
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Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.