Before I get to this week’s Purple Product Review, I have a confession to make. As shocking as this may sound, I didn’t wear any purple today! There. I said it! Now…
I received this gorgeous devotional from a friend last year. Thanks Heather! It’s called Power Prayers for Women and, you guessed it, it’s purple! As I was reading over it the other day, I realized, “Hey! This is a purple product and I’ve never reviewed it! So here goes…
It’s an absolutely grape shade of purple with dark eggplant accents. The cover feels more like a leather and is very soft. The inside covers are the same grape shade and the bookmark is a light lavender satin. The inside pages are a yellow beige with gray floral accents at the edges. So yes, it’s just lovely to look at.
I actually do have a confession to make. I started reading this last year and got bogged down with work and never continued. I was in the middle of several projects for Art of Eloquence at the time and I was already reading through the Bible so I just never went back to it. However, I am making a commitment to myself to read it through each day until the end. I figure it’ll take me about a month to read through.
According to the Table of Contents, the topics covered are The Power of: Prayer, God’s Word, Grace and Forgiveness, a Renewed Mind, Love, Encouragement, Harmony and Hospitality, Healing and Restoration, Obedience, Contentment, Faith, Influence, Wise Stewardship, Worship, Reaching Out, Connection, Persistence, Authority, Surrender, Transformation, Christ-Centered Living, and Hope. Sounds like a fabulous month long read, doesn’t it? I’ll be sure to let you know.
I was already hooked just reading the introduction. It talks about the heart of a woman and how we are always using communication for connection to others. It introduced a notion to me that I hadn’t considered before. Prayer is a love connection with God, but our love connection can sometimes be hindered by busy-ness and a feeling that prayer that is more of a duty than a desire. If this is the case, we have taken all the power out of our prayer.
It also talks about how prayer is multidimensional. It can be a time of peace or a time of struggle where we confess and find forgiveness. It can also be a time of celebration or thankfulness or a time when we listen for His guidance. In addition, it can be a time of where we are in such anguish that we can speak no words at all.
Each chapter contains a brief overview of an important prayer focus on things like marriage, children, friends, family, finances, fears. At the end of the chapter is a specific prayer that can be used even as a starter prayer for you to finish with God on your own.
I really like the way this devotional is set up! Aside from the scripture (or other quote) at the beginning of each chapter being a bit too small for this myopic bifocal wearer, it is an easy and fast read each day.
Have you thought about a purple-icous devotional? Share and have a grape day!