Looking for a book that will inspire you to pray for others? Check out our review of When I Pray For You. This book is full of beautiful illustrations and heartwarming stories that will remind you of the power of prayer.
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The inspiration for the book
The inspiration for the book “When I Pray For You” came from the author, Kayla A. Mills, praying for her future children.Kayla began to pray specifically for each of her future children by name, one by one. As she did, God began to burdened her heart with specific prayers for each of them.
She knew that she wanted her children to grow up knowing that they are loved unconditionally and that no matter what they did or where they went in life, she would always be there for them, praying for them.
The idea of writing a book with specific prayers for each child began to take root and grow in her heart. After much prayer and lots of hard work, “When I Pray For You” was born.
What the book is about
The book is about a little prayer that a mother says for her child each day. The book goes through the different stages of a child’s life, from birth to adulthood, and talks about all the different things that a mother prays for her child during each stage.
The author’s journey in writing the book
Dan Barker, author of the When I Pray for You book, didn’t always know he wanted to be a writer. In fact, it wasn’t until he was an adult that he realized his passion for writing.
Dan grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. His father was a preacher and his mother was a homemaker. Dan always loved hearing his father preach, but he never thought about writing himself. It wasn’t until he was in college that Dan started writing songs and poetry. After college, Dan worked as a music teacher and a professional musician. He also started a family of his own.
In 2010, Dan’s wife, Becky, was diagnosed with cancer. During her illness, Dan prayed for her every day. He also started praying for other people who were going through tough times. As he prayed, Dan felt God calling him to write down his prayers. That’s when the idea for the When I Pray for You book was born.
Dan wrote the book as a way to share his faith and to help others find hope in God’s goodness. The book is filled with beautiful prayers that will touch your heart and soul. Whether you are facing your own challenges or you know someone who is, When I Pray for You will encourage you to keep believing that God is good and that His love never fails.
Why the author decided to write a book on prayer
I’ve been a pastor for almost two decades now, and in that time, I’ve had the privilege of praying for people from all walks of life. I’ve prayed for the sick, the grieving, the struggling, and the joyful. I’ve seen firsthand the power of prayer to change lives, and it is my hope that this book will inspire others to pray for those they love.
When I Pray for You is a collection of prayers for children of all ages, from newborns to teenagers. Each prayer is special and personal, inspired by my own experiences as a parent, a pastor, and a child of God.
I wrote this book because I believe in the power of prayer. I believe that when we lift others up to God in prayer, He hears us and He answers. Just as He has blessed me with children who are healthy and happy and loved, I pray that He will bless your children as well.
What the book offers readers
The book When I Pray for You is a collection of 365 prayers for parents to pray for their children. It covers a wide range of topics, from physical needs like health and safety, to emotional needs like self-esteem and understanding God’s love. Each prayer includes a Scripture verse, making it a great tool for devotions or family worship time.
How the book can help readers in their own prayer life
This book will not only inspire readers with its beautiful prayers, but it will also encourage them to develop their own prayer life. Each chapter includes tips and ideas for how to pray for different people and situations in your life. By the end of the book, readers will have a toolbox full of techniques and resources to help them become more confident and effective prayer warriors.
What readers will learn from the book
When I Pray for You is a book about the power of prayer. The author, Stormie Omartian, shares her personal experiences of how prayer has changed her life and the lives of those she loves.
In this book, readers will learn how to pray for:
-Their loved ones
-The world around them
-Their own needs and desires
The author’s prayer for the readers of the book
As I pray for you, I pray that you would be blessed with everything good. I pray that you would be surrounded by love, joy, peace, and hope. I pray that your days would be filled with laughter and your nights would restful. I pray that you would behealthy in body, mind, and spirit. And I pray that you would know the deep and lasting love of God.
Why the author believes prayer is so important
In her bestselling book When I Pray for You, author Melanie Shankle explores the beauty and joy of praying for the ones you love. Whether you’re a parent praying for your children or a friend praying for a friend, Shankle shows how the simple act of lifting someone up in prayer can change their life--and yours--forever.
In When I Pray for You, Shankle offers readers a glimpse into her own prayer life as she shares stories and insights about the power of prayer. With humor and tenderness, she reminds us that when we pray for others, we are really praying for ourselves. For when we take the time to lift up those we love, we are reminded of God’s faithfulness in our own lives.
With her trademark wit and wisdom, Shankle invites us to see prayer in a whole new light--as something that is not only good for us, but also good for those we love.
How the author’s own prayer life has been impacted by writing the book
When I Pray for You is a book of prayers for children, written by author and illustrator Daniel Kirk. The book has been a bestseller, selling over one million copies worldwide. But how has the author’s own prayer life been impacted by writing the book?
In an interview with Christianity Today, Kirk said that the experience of writing prayers for children has helped him to focus more on the needs of others, and to be more intentional about his own prayer life.
“It’s easy for me to pray for my own needs and the needs of my immediate family,” Kirk said. “But when I sit down to write a prayer for a child I’ve never met, it forces me to think about the needs of others first. It’s a good reminder for me to be more intentional in my own prayer life, and to focus on praying for the needs of others.”