One Minute Prayers When You Need A Miracle (One Minute Prayer Series)

Reviewed by:

G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, IN.

Title:

One Minute Prayers When You Need A Miracle (One Minute Prayer Series)

Author:

Nick Harrison

Publisher:

Harvest House Publishers

Publication Date:

January 2020

Format:

Hardcover

Length:

176 pages

OVERVIEW

How do we pray when we’re in terrible situations? Situations where, as Nick Harrison puts it in the introduction, “you need nothing less than for God to show up and show up big”?

Harrison guides readers through a series of prayers and devotionals for those times. Each entry includes a Bible verse about a relevant topic (God’s timing, trusting God, etc.), a meditation to help readers understand the topic better, and a prayer to use. Some entries also include a helpful quote by a classic Christian writer such as Charles Spurgeon or Watchman Nee.

Some would argue using the term “miracles” for any situation where you need God to intervene is a bit loose, since the term specifically applies to moments where God bends how the natural world works (such as raising the dead). Fortunately, Harrison doesn’t dwell much on what miracle means or doesn’t mean, focusing instead on how readers should approach hard times. He avoids giving answers, pointing out that being a Christian doesn’t exempt anyone from suffering and sometimes God even uses suffering to mold people. He also recommends actions and attitudes (such as to keep worshipping God even when it’s difficult) that will help readers survive and even thrive in hard times. All things considered, a very good guide to the Christian view of suffering and God’s provision.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5 stars)

3.5 stars

Intended Audience

Readers seeking devotionals and prayer books for difficult times in their lives.

Christian Impact

This book will help readers recognize God may be using hard times in ways they don’t expect, and how to grow closer to him even amidst difficulties.

About Cecelia Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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