Review in WordJourney Magazine

“31 Prayers for Courage” has been reviewed by WordJourney magazine, and Matt Keegan has some swell things to say:

Merriam-Webster defines courage as the “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.” That sounds like the typical Christian’s life, right? Courage is something that we want, but often don’t have. Our present circumstances may require us to have a courageous heart, but we may find ourselves lacking in that department.

And that is where God comes in: by responding to our prayers and petitions, He equips ordinary people to do extraordinary things. By your personal definition of extraordinary, those feats may not be big in anyone else’s eyes, but they are to you – instances where you have overcome doubt, fear or despair, and gained an important spiritual victory.

A number of years ago I was taught to pray the scriptures. That means when praying, I may include an appropriate verse as I praise God or ask for His guidance in a matter. I believe that incorporating scripture is important as it serves to do two things: it speaks truth as the word of God is true. It also serves to build up our faith, giving us the courage to face difficult circumstances.


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