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While My Child is Away: My Prayers For When We are Apart based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
What a wonderful and powerful book of prayer! As the mother of adult sons, this book is so perfect for me! It gives me the guidance of how and what to pray for my adult children. I have never seen a book like this before and it is so perfect for the mom (or parent, really) whose child is away from them for whatever reason. If they are away at school or grown up and on their own, this book guides you through prayers that will protect them and help them. There are nine sections to the book, each on a topic that include faith, self-confidence, and good choices. I really found this helpful as I was able to find a prayer on the topic that fit the circumstance that I wanted to pray over. Edie also shares from her own life and she is so open in sharing things that you feel like she's a dear friend. You find that the things that concern you, she has dealt with and she directs us to pray first, which is such a great reminder for those of us to don't do this! I have little flags on the prayers that I want to refer to for my children every day and highlighting throughout. You can either pray the prayers that she has in there, word for word, or you can allow them to guide you in your own prayer. I really loved this because there are things that she so eloquently says that really get to the root of the matter. It helps me so much to have this guidance for my prayers! She also shares prayers in areas that I had never really thought about but that are so important for our children! I love this, too, as it has given my prayers more depth and width. I highly recommend this book to any parent who prays for their children. These prayers will make your prayers more on point and give you direction on what to pray. I really love this book and it has been added to my quiet time area to direct my prayers for my children. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. *This book was provided to me for my honest review by Worthy Publishing and First Look Blog Tours
I am a mother and stepmother of a blended family of 5 grown children. Reading WHILE MY CHILD IS AWAY felt like Edie Melson linked arms with me in guiding and praying for our children even after they leave our homes. It was like balm to my soul. Edie’s love for her children’s safety and for them to make wise choices, inspires all of us to reach higher. I related to many of her authentic stories, and at times I laughed out loud. But there is always a powerful message to teach and motivate the reader to raise our children into their best version of whom God created them to be. Her written prayers come from her deep love of God and her raw desire to care for her children even after they have grownup and left their home. This book should be labelled “required reading” for every parent who is raising a child. What a masterpiece.