Nov 222014

Prone to Wander.
Barbara Duguid & Wayne Houk.
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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.

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  • Prone to Wander by Barbara Duguid & Wayne Houk

  • Book Info

    Prone to Wander: Prayers of Con­fes­sion and Celebration
    by Barbara Duguid & Wayne Houk
    Publisher: P & R Publishing
    Published: 01/01/2014
    ISBN-10: 159638879X
    ISBN-13: 978-1596388796
    Started: 11/22/2014
    Source: NetGalley
    Reason: Love P&R Books and looked like an interesting title.
    Format: ebook

    Publisher Synopsis

    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

    Author Info

    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.

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