Monday, February 2, 2009

Dear God, It's Me and It's Urgent by Marion Stroud with give away




About the Book: (Bedford, England) Take a break from whatever you're doing, sit down for a few moments and focus your thoughts and your heart on one or two of the prayers in this book. You'll be thankful that you did! Marion Stroud's prayerful meditations will take you to the Father's feet with the honest concerns of your own life. In Dear God, It's Me you will find six sections that cover every aspect of a woman's life: A Woman Within, A Woman and Marriage, A Woman and Her Children, A Woman at Work, A Woman Who Cares, and A Woman Growing Older. The topics range from A Bride's Prayer on the eve of her wedding to Feeling Unwanted and such concerns as Blue Monday, Mid-Life Crisis, After Chemotherapy, and Bereavement. Singleness and marriage, parenting and career, caring for others and growing older ... with imagination and inspiration Marion Stroud offers prayers for every season of a woman's life.



About the Author:

Marion Stroud lives in Bedford, England. She is a wife, mother of five adult children and grandmother to eleven grandchildren. She is an established, popular author and sought-after speaker whose books have been translated into 14 languages. In her spare time she enjoys walking, supporting and encouraging missionaries and traveling. Listeners enjoy her British accent and request readings just to hear her speak.


What Others Are Saying:

I have returned to this book over and over in search of encouragement, direction and that extra insight we all go looking for in difficult times. Each time I've returned to these pages I have been deeply blessed. I hope you, too, will find comforting reminders here of your Heavenly Father's love for you as well as challenges that prompt you to surrender every care to His tender keeping. This book is a treasure.
~Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author of Take Flight! a Sisterchicks® devotional~

I don't know about you, but I enjoy giving my friends gifts that can encourage and uplift them throughout the year. This book is an excellent choice for your girlfriend or any woman in your life. It includes prayer for every season of a woman's life to uplift them and help them to make it through any situation. From A Bride's Prayer on the eve of her wedding to A Prayer for Ironing and more, you will find a prayer that will inspire them.
~Janis Rodgers-
The Nearsighted Bookworm Blog~

Sometimes we need words to shape our fears and longings to better communicate our hearts to a loving God. Dear God It's Me, and It's Urgent supplies busy women with these life-giving words. Marion Stroud beautifully captures a woman's desire to experience God in every facet of her life in an enticing, fresh way. You will be blessed when you read this book.

~Mary E. DeMuth, author Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God~


Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
Retail: $14.99
ISBN-10: 1572932724
ISBS-13:978-1572932722


Author interview here.

Read my Review here.


Glitter Words

If my blog site gets at least 10 comments I can draw 1 finalist for a grand prize drawing. Each finalist name will go into a random drawing to receive the featured gift book as well as four other books (publicist's choice of books).

For your comment I'd like for you to leave me a favorite verse on prayer from scripture to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Be sure to leave me your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the grand prize winner. US Residents only please. Drawing deadline here will be Feb. 26th.


This drawing in now closed for comments. The winner from my blog going into the grand prize drawing will be #29: Lee.

Thanks to all who participated.


Here's my favorite prayer scripture:




17:1-26
1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.




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42 comments:

Abi said...

Ok, I'll get everyone started here.
My favorite prayer verses come from Jesus pray right before his death while in the garden. john 17 is His whole prayer. I'll pin point it little more but go ahead look it up and read the whole thing it will bless your heart.

John 17:1-26
....13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;...

Karen said...

Count me in :)

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Katharina said...

My favorite scripture concerning prayer is this:
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In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; In the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

lisagee said...

Romans 8-28 is good when it feels like all my choices were wrong ones.
~This says it all~
He knows the plans He has for you..

mverno said...

love to have this one

Cjnedrow said...

This is one of my favorite portions of scripture on prayer:
"Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." Psalm 5:1-3
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Zoly said...

I know just who to gift these to.

Tracy said...

This book sounds a lot like one of my favorite books 'Talking to God' by Naomi Levy. I would love to read it. I have been in need of some extra encouragement lately for the changes that life is soon sending my way. Psalm 57:10 - For great is your love, reaching to the heavens, your faithfulness reaches to the skies. There is a beautiful desktop wallpaper for your PC with this Psalm available here:

http://wonders.wallpaperdave.com/ps57-10.jpg

The site is called God's Wonders: Inspirational Christian Wallpaper Photographs I am NOT affiliated with it, I just thought based on the positive words here others would find this useful and inspirational as well.

Blessings and Light to all.

Sunnyvale said...

this would be a comfort to have

NutterBoogle said...

Psalm 4:3
"But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him."

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SRC1964 said...

These are some of my favorites.

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
—Mark 11:23-25

Thank you,
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Meredith said...

Isaiah 40:31, it's tattooed on my wrist.
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Estela said...

John 8:12---
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

demmi said...

Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

minirexmadness said...

1 Corinthians 13
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

KR312 said...

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.

rosannepm said...

Ther person ahead of me took my favorite verse so I don't want to act like I copied so I will pick another one. "My Grace is sufficient for my power is made perfect in weakness for when you are weak then I am strong" Don't know the book or verse but have relied on this for some of the most difficult challenges in my life and there have been many. rosans4@comcast.net

laydeebuglove said...

Luke 14: 16-24

Those with excuses never tasted the great supper that had been prepared for them.


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~Christian Country Mama~ said...

2 Chronicles 6:40

Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

clubpengwordg68 said...

I love the bible story! I think its very nice to pray it!
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deedleweedle said...

For I know the plans I have for you....

tawnda said...

Jesus encourages his followers to pray for others, even for those persecuting them and those insulting them.

Niki said...

John 8:12
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Thank you

yadgirl said...

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses" (Mark 11:24-16).

happishopr said...

I keep a prayer/scripture journal and here are two faves:
"No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nore the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 2:9

"...But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward teh goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:13b-14

skybluefusion said...

18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that[i] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

-Romans 8:18-27

CAmom04 said...

2 Corinthians 4:18- “We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Thank you!

Lee said...

This is definitely my favorite of all scriptures on prayer.

"Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and you shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened to you.
For whoever asks, receives;
and he who seeks, finds;
and to him who knocks, the door is opened."
Matthew 7:7:8 - Jesus of Nazareth

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quiltingreader said...

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will they hear from heaven and be forgiven their sins, and I will heal their land.
2 Chron. 7:14

kygirl said...

John 3:16

DePro said...

I Corinthians 13:4-8a Love is patient, love is kind.....

Salleefur said...

I created a poster that hangs in my home office, quoting the following:

4 Corinthians 13
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

sharonjo said...

The Lords Prayer is my favorite Bible Prayer. I like the Prayers in Psalms. My favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31. Great giveaway! thanks!

Izzie said...

1 Peter 5:7: Cast your cares upon God because God cares about you.

freakdujour359 said...

Matthew 6:33

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Princess Golden Hair said...

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

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Majorcat said...

I can do all things in God who strengthens me.

Roseann K. said...

lOVE TO WIN THIS. THANKS!

Brian said...

Everybody talks about Obama and change. People need to read 2 Chronicles 7:14 and realize the power to change has already been given to us.

tuxedo said...

One of my favorites is "I am the way and the truth and the life. John 14:6 " Sometimes it depends on what's going on around me. Sometimes I am comforted by: " You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

Donna said...

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crusched spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22