Prayer is the irrepressible cry of the heart, whether in joy or in need in every season of life, which Ellen Banks Elwell has captured beautifully. This volume of prayers will draw you to your knees—and guide you when words fall short—before the One who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. Ellen’s book is a treasure you will return to again and again.
Prayers for Every Occasion provides exactly that—help we can all use for moments of joy or despair, from crisis to peace, and for every event, from birth to death. But the book is much more, and reading these original and biblical prayers, along with hymns, ancient prayers, and quotations, will change readers’ lives. Each prayer reflects a deep understanding of our relationship with our all-powerful God, who is also our loving Father.
Nothing is simpler than developing a praying life. Nothing is harder. Ellen Banks Elwell’s prayers give us a “track” to run. The secret of this book of prayers is you’ll learn to pray by inhabiting Ellen’s gentle, honest spirit as she comes before the throne of grace. Her spirit will help your spirit break through our ancient and abiding allergy to God—to know that he is good, really good, and surprisingly close and faithful. Thank you Ellen for blessing the church with this delightful book!