Wednesday, March 4, 2015

30 Days of Prayer for World Missions by Alana Terry - Review


This devotional is designed to encourage and equip you to pray more effectively for God’s kingdom to advance throughout the world. It will guide you to pray for missionary prospects, missionary agencies, missionary families, and missionaries who come home from the field. We will also pray for issues impacting the missions movement today, like cultural relevancy, creative access missions, and business as missions. 

Thirty Days of Prayer for World Missions is part of the devotional series by award-winning inspirational author Alana Terry. Each title guides you to intercede for real issues impacting our world today. 

Social justice ... ON OUR KNEES.

This book is available on Amazon
Other books in this series 30 Days of Prayer can be viewed Here

About the Author:
alana-terryWhen Alana isn't writing, it's likely that she's on the floor wrestling with her kids. Or playing outside with her kids. Or chauffeuring her kids. Or trying some random science experiment with her kids. But she's probably not cooking or cleaning.

Alana is a homeschooling mother of three who loves to write, hates to cook, and enjoys reading a good book almost as much as she enjoys writing one.

Alana won the Women of Faith writing contest for "The Beloved Daughter," her debut inspirational novel. She has also won awards from Readers' Favorite, IndieFab (Finalist), The Book Club Network, and Grace Awards.

I was blessed with this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation has been provided.

My Thoughts:
Since I grew up on the mission field and still have parents serving on the mission field, I was definitely interested in reading this book.

Sometimes praying for missionaries is not an easy thing. Prayer letters are often few and far between and unless you personally know the missionary, it is often difficult to know what to pray for.

Alana has a wonderful layout for 30 days of prayer. Each day, a specific subject is introduced. It may be finances, family, encouragement, health or something else. Alana gives a short devotional style coverage of the topic as well as verses that coincide. At the end she gives some prayer points to use as a guide, but not a word for word prayer.  She also covers other aspects such as praying for the nations and people the missionary is there to minister to, as well as their cultural differences.

With some experience in missions, I feel like much of what she covered was really good information.  If you have never traveled abroad or participated in missions it maybe difficult to know what to pray for. Missionaries are people just like us, they have the same struggles, feelings, and needs. There are differences too, of course, which is where a book like this comes in handy.

If you  have a practice of praying regularly for missions this book is for you. If not, then you should start. The mission field may not be an option for you, but praying for those missionaries is a mandate from the Lord. 


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