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Prone to Wander: Prayers of Confession and Celebration

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Confessing our sins might seem like a gloomy business—God already knows about them, so what's the point of dwelling on failure? But confession is more celebratory than we think. It does not simply remind us of our guilt, but points us to our great Savior, who has atoned for us and lovingly pursues us despite our wandering.

These prayers open with a scriptural call of confes
Paperback, 238 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by P & R PUBLISHING
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"The purpose of confessing our sins is not to render us miserable by simply reminding us what great sinners we are. It is to remind us of what a great Savior we have.”

This was a wonderful book. The book covered a variety of topics: pride, prayer, doubt, love, hypocrisy, love, etc (there are over 90 topics covered). Each chapter consists of: Confession of Sin, Prayer of Confession (appealing to all 3 Godheads) Assurance of Pardon, and recommended Hymns.
The author did a great job with the prayers
David Goetz
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A valuable collection of prayers that can serve either the individual (as they did in my case) or the church. Each entry follows the same structure: call to confession (some text of Scripture) -> prayer of confession -> assurance of pardon (another text of Scripture) -> hymns. And each prayer of confession follows the same basic pattern: confession of sin -> confession of faith in Christ and meditation on his faithfulness in contrast with our own faithlessness -> plea for the Spirit's help in li ...more
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
There are so many prayers that go unsaid. For whatever reason our confessions can be limited to the immediate and/or the recurring struggles with sin. This very special book of 93 devotional-style prayers help us to be more specific about many areas of our life that we haven't previously focused on in prayer.

The prayers cover a comprehensive set of topics including various common sins such as lying, hypocrisy, sexual impurity to a whole bevy of themes which are wonderfully indexed at the back in
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A thought provoking treasure.
Coram Deo Church
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Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
She is one of my very favorite authors.
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When I first realized that the communion of saints, which I confessed well before I understood, meant that I am united to others in Christ regardless of temporal limitations, that I was in fellowship with believers around the room, around the town, around the world and throughout the ages, I was blown away. To think that, in a very real way, I fellowship with Paul and Peter and John and Aquinas and Augustine and Jerome and Luther and Calvin and Baxter and Spurgeon and countless others whose name ...more
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There may be people who have a flair for preaching, but I doubt there’s anyone who has a flair for praying. compared to preaching, it’s even harder to find good prayer-ers. Why is that? Partly because good prayers are work hard, I do not think that any persons who prays well who has not put in countless hours of private prayers or who has not put hard work thinking through what and how to pray.

As young christians, we primarily learn how to pray by listening to how others pray. As one examines th
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,
mount of thy redeeming love.

2. Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I'm come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book from P&R Publishing. It's a nice collection of prayers. Each prayer includes a bible passage with a call to confession and assurance to pardon as well as a list of corresponding hymns. There are prayers for all sort of different needs: suffering, patience, lying, loving your enemy, judging other, forgiveness, anger, repaying evil for evil, and more. ...more
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wonderful. I read these every few days before or after my Bible reading over about 6 months. They consistently applied the gospel to my heart in convicting and encouraging ways. Reading these prayers was sometimes merely devotional, and sometimes became actual prayer. I also used them as the basis for public praying in church quite often.
Peter Clegg
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Similar to The Valley of Vision. It bookends the devotional prayer with Scripture. Very God centered. Highly recommended.
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Excellent! Read and rereading for the 3rd time.
Sounds good but our library doesn't have it & the Kindle version is too expensive ~ watching for it to go on sale for an affordable price. ...more
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Bar­bara Duguid is a coun­selor and min­istry assis­tant at Christ Pres­by­ter­ian Church (ARP) in Grove City, PA where she crafts the weekly liturgy. She is a pastor’s wife and the mother of 6 chil­dren, and she holds an advanced cer­tifi­cate in bib­li­cal coun­sel­ing from the Chris­t­ian Coun­sel­ing and Edu­ca­tional Foun­da­tion (CCEF) in Glen­side, PA.
She is married to Iain M. Duguid.

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