Prone to Wander.
Barbara Duguid & Wayne Houk.
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.
—Robert Robinson, 1758
With a title from one my favorite hymns, how could I pass up a chance to read this book.
I plan on reading one chapter each day over the next 3 months as part of my prayer time.
Book InfoProne to Wander: Prayers of Confession and Celebration
by Barbara Duguid & Wayne Houk
Publisher: P & R Publishing
Reason: Love P&R Books and looked like an interesting title.
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 confession, confess specific sins, thank the Father for Jesus’ perfect life and death in our place, ask for the help of the Spirit in pursuing holiness, and close with an assurance of pardon.
Inspired by the Puritan classic The Valley of Vision, these prayers were developed for both personal devotions and church use
Barbara R. Duguid is a counselor and ministry assistant at Christ Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Grove City, Pennsylvania, where she crafts the weekly liturgy. She is a pastor’s wife and the mother of six children, and she holds an advanced certificate in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania
Wayne Duguid Houk is the events director and conference planner at Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania.