Jesus, I Need You – Honest Prayers From A Trusting Heart

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Jesus, I Need You (Honest Prayers From A Trusting Heart) was put together and published by Zondervan. It has 213 pages. The book is divided out into helpful categories: Guidance, When I Feel Overwhelmed, When I Feel Gratitude, When I Feel Heartache, Comfort, Grace, When I Feel Disappointment, Faith and Hope and Wisdom. Each page has a prayer, scripture verse, a very short reflective devotion (with questions to reflect) and empty lined space to write in.

I loved the look/color scheme of the book cover. It has a beautiful calming, yet vintage modern look (so it makes a great display book). It is a nice medium sized hard back book with some gold foil accents in the foliage on the front cover. The interior pages are lightly decorated with the same theme in a simple green.

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Book Description:

Good times. Bad times. In-between times.
When your daily ordeals threaten to overwhelm you, the simple prayer
“Jesus, I need You”offers peace and rest.
Whether you’re experiencing a season of heartache or a season of joy, a time of questioning or a time of deep gratitude, the vulnerable prayers featured throughout will meet you where you are. With space for journaling, Jesus, I Need You will quiet your mind and heart as you discover the Lord’s faithfulness and lovingkindness.
Find the comfort, hope, and celebration you seek as you ground your faith in the Savior who can be trusted in all circumstances.
My Thoughts:
I appreciated this book and it’s simplicity, yet it’s ability to also take you deeper, depending on how personal you want to get. I tend to get into habits when I pray and therefore the routine makes my prayers robotic, going through the motions.
One of the prayers we say with our kids is The Lord’s Prayer. We started this because I thought it important to help teach my kids how to pray and to use an example that the Bible gives us. With that same thought, they learn from the prayers that my husband and I say. And sometimes we struggle with how to pray. So by reading and praying these new prayers in the book, my prayer life is strengthened as I learn. I hope that I never cease learning new and deeper ways to pray.
I found this book helpful in giving me some new ways to pray. I found some of the prayers a little lengthy and filled with unnecessary rambling about oneself, but the end meat of the prayer was good. I wish there was a little more direct prayer and less fluff leading up to the prayer.
Overall, I would say that this book was okay. I would recommend it, but wouldn’t call it a must-have prayer book.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggersbook review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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