Journey in Prayer

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A book review of Journey in Prayer: 7 Days of Praying with Jesus by John Smed with Justine Hwang and Leah Yin

A book review of Journey in Prayer: 7 Days of Praying with Jesus by John Smed with Justine Hwang and Leah Yin

Stars: ****

Moody Publishers (2020)
Christian Living
160 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Today’s seekers are far more likely to be open to prayer than a traditional gospel presentation. This beautifully designed book is unintimidating, inviting, and effective. It’s a seven-day journey through the Lord’s prayer. Each day explores a new petition in the Lord’s prayer and helps show the reader the prayer’s importance and impact. The author offers reflection questions, prayer prompts, and sample prayers to help readers begin and deepen their personal journeys in prayer. It’s a perfect resource for anyone exploring the Christian faith or young Christians learning to pray. Plus it works well one-on-one and in small groups.

Journey in Prayer

This book is the a follow up to John Smed’s book Prayer Revolution where he tackles The Lord’s Prayer. This book reminds me of another book called A Layman’s Look a the Lord’s Prayer.

In this book, John Smed takes us through 7 days of praying with Jesus. You are supposed to read the book one day at a time. The Lord’s Prayer is split up into 7 sections. For each day the line for that day is discussed with Bible quotes and stories that fit the topic. After a few pages, there is a Prayerful Pondering section with a few questions for you to work through on your own. Next a Prayer Prompts section gives you advice on praying that section of the Lord’s Prayer. The My Personal Prayer section is hard to explain. It helps you formulate a prayer and mark down when you prayed. It gives you direction and suggestions.

On thing to mention, although I guess it doesn’t really matter, is that this book has the following version of The Lord’s Prayer (not the one I say.) It doesn’t matter because the main message of the prayer doesn’t change with the word changes (your/thy, debt/trespasses, inclusion of longer ending.)

Our Father in Heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom Come,
Your Will Be Done,
On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

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