October Recommended Reads – Jesus Listens

Jesus Listens: Daily Devotional Prayers of Peace, Joy, and Hope by Sarah Young is for new and seasoned Christians! This is a wonderful guide if you’ve never followed a devotional, aren’t quite sure what to pray, or how to put the words together.

Or maybe you are feeling a little humdrum in your prayer life and would like to bring some refreshing insights into your devotion time.

Devotionals are a great tool to lead you in your quiet time with the Lord each day. It is fantastic how often the Holy Spirit will speak directly to you during your devotion readings about a timely subject occurring in your life!

Are you ready to enrich your prayer life?

You can begin this book today – you do not have to wait for January 1!

Drawing on themes from her other inspirational books which are written from the perspective of Jesus talking directly to the reader, this book is different with the approach of you praying directly to God. Each day’s devotion leads you in a heart-to-heart conversation with your heavenly Father.

Sarah writes in her introduction “my hope is that this book, Jesus Listens, will encourage you to approach Him confidently and joyfully – finding peaceful rest in His Presence…to help you grow closer to Jesus.”

She encourages us to use each daily devotion as a starting point for our own personal prayers. To include God’s promises straight from the Bible and to go to God through all circumstances. And to find joy and refreshment in this God-given privilege.

Sarah shares her wisdom for developing an honest praying life-style!

She reminds us “that God uses our prayers not only to change our circumstances but to change us.” And proclaims “While Jesus lived on this earth, He listened wonderfully well to the people around Him…He continues to listen – to us!” Plus, Jesus himself taught his disciples how to pray – and us through the Bible.

Scripture teaches us to pray continually, to persevere in our prayers, and to pray about all things.  To put into words the things that we are anxious, fearful, or worrying about during difficult times. And to rely on the Holy Spirit to intercede for us when we are so broken we can’t think of the words, trusting that God hears us and He is working on our behalf even when we can’t see it.

Prayers of praise refresh us and increase our awareness of Jesus’ Presence!

A precious thread of a thankfulness is one theme throughout this inspirational guide that establishes and keeps us in the habit, to enable us to reap the benefits of deep joy and rich blessings.

Each one-page devotion begins with a date and a heartfelt prayer with a few words and/or phrases directly from the Bible highlighted in italics. It ends with 3-4 Bible verse references, as the biblical basis for that day’s prayer, for us to look up ourselves and provides a continual return to the Word of God.

Scriptures are found in both the Old and New Testaments.

Author of the best-selling Jesus Calling and other non-fiction Christian books, Sarah Young invites us to join her in nurturing a deep prayer life and strengthening our personal relationship with Him!

This beautiful hardcover book features an off-white, gray and brown-gold marble design with a variegated wood cross. Easy-to-read two-color pages offer a total of 365 days of Bible-based prayers. And a brown silk ribbon marker will hold your place to easily find each day.

This wonderful book also makes a thoughtful gift with a presentation page ready for you to fill out before you give it to a new believer, family member, or friend! Enjoy!



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