Book review: The Hope of Prayer and Reflection

Published on August 17, 2016

Come Sit Awhile.  The Hope of Prayers Reflection: Inspiration from the Front Porch.  By: Ray Lessin and Heather Solum

We all need encouragement in our daily lives. But there are periods in life when the world seems to come crashing at your feet. In those times you need a moment to pray and reflect; to gather your strength to continue the journey.

Roy Lessin and Heather Solum have put together a collection of heartwarming stories, scriptures, quotes, prayers and inspirational thoughts to provide and comfort and rest for the soul.

The reflections remind us to be still and know that God is always with us, regardless of the circumstances. It encourages us to let go of the past and move forward; learning from our mistakes while remembering God’s grace.

“God doesn’t want us to go back to our past or to live in the past, but he does want us to remember what he has done for us in the past.”

This book is not just a onetime read, but a daily companion next to your bible. In those dark moments of life it can provide you with the words to jump start your prayers. It can provide the encouraging word to brighten your day and lead you back to the Creator.

Wherever your front porch may be, rest awhile and reflect. Embrace the solace and serenity and open your heart to the Master Creator.

Connie Francis-Gumbs is a wife, mother of 3 and a youth worker. Children and youth are her passion and mission. She is an officer of the 2nd St Maarten Company located on 37 square miles of rolling green hills, beautiful beaches and warm smiles- the Friendly Island St Maarten/Saint Martin.


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