As someone who loves poetry and likes to write writing out prayers, I wanted to read Barbara Rainey’s new book My Heart, Ever His. This book is positively lovely!
Barbara’s prayers are heartfelt, God-honoring and glorifying. They are honest, open and transparent. Kind of like the Psalms, Barbara honestly shares with the Lord what she is feeling, but she comes back to who God is, what He has done in her life and others and who He has revealed Himself to be in the Bible.
I love that Scripture is included in the prayers and in the E-book the Scripture verses are highlighted in a different color and at the end of each prayer is a link to the end of the book where each prayer’s Scripture verses are documented so you can look them up for yourself.
Many of the prayers seemed especially relevant and timely considering all that we are going through as a Nation. My heart was convicted, encouraged, strengthened. It is comforting to know other women share similar struggles but also know where our Hope truly lies. I felt like I was sitting across from a friend who was sharing from her heart about her life.
Even in the Christian community, there are times where we put on a good face and may not always share what we are struggling with. After reading these prayers, you may desire to be honest and open, but also challenged to not just present only your hurts to the Lord, but go back to God’s Word and be encouraged to remember who He is and what He has done for us through His Son Jesus Christ.
The prayers range from who we are as Christians, God as our Security, physical needs and health, emotional needs, relationships, faith, lives which have turned out different than what we hoped, God’s Word and prophesy, Jesus Christ our Savior, Redeemer, salvation, security, suffering, seasons, and surrender.
I love this book! My Heart, Ever His by Barbara Rainey is a keeper. It’s also one that I want to share with others. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading it again and again.
I would like to thank Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read My Heart, Ever His by Barbara Rainey which provided to me for free. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.