Lord Jesus, I Want To See…: Adult Edition
by Reverend Peter G. Vu
Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

"Like a blind man, our world does not seem to see what is wrong or know how to deal with its current problems."

After twenty years of serving at church and ten years of seminary training, the author has created a new form of prayer that is rooted in the Holy Scripture, daily issues, personal experience, character building, self-reflective reading, and practical spiritual exercises. Four components are presented daily: issue, reflection, prayer, and resolution. Each day begins with a different issue, such as anger, anxiety, contradiction, doubt, and wish, followed by a Bible verse reflecting it. The reflection applies the scripture to everyday life. A prayer to God addressing the issue follows. Finally, the resolution is a commitment to apply the issue to that day.

This is a creative prayer book. Applying the Bible verse to everyday life makes it simple for a reader to process the meaning and make a change to his day, similar to how good sermons at church effectively apply the message from Scripture to everyday life. Some of these issues may not be normally thought of every day, such as blindness, complacency, Jesus, and arrogance. Other words presented as issues such as the dove, the ears, and the head may stretch one’s conception of the term. The resolutions clearly give the reader direction for how to positively apply the reflection in one’s life.

The author does a good job of weaving in both positive issues, such as sunshine and affirmation, and negative issues, such as sin and weakness. This strategy in the book’s structure reflects the successes and the challenges a person experiences throughout the year. A person looking for an easy, engaging, and creative way to apply prayer to everyday life could benefit greatly from this book.

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