Upside-Down Prayers for Parents by Lisa T. Bergren is a 31 day devotional about entrusting your children and yourself to God. We normally pray for protection, success, and an easy road for our kids, but this book challenges us to look deeper and pray for the things that matter most in this life. Here are a few of the chapter titles:
I pray you’ll get caught doing things wrong
and find the good and true path.
I pray you’ll fail in things that don’t matter
and learn to seek what matters to God.
I pray you’ll have to forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it
and find the peace that forgiveness brings.
I pray you’ll have to wait
and learn the value of patience.
I pray your beliefs will be challenged
and the roots of your faith will be strengthened.
I pray you’ll be confronted by your shortcomings
and recognize you need a savior.
None of these things are fun, but they all produce fruit in the Christian walk and help to make us more like our Savior. This devotional not only focuses on praying for your children, but also for yourself. It’s a very challenging and thought provoking read and I would recommend it to all parents. Click here to read chapter one.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.