“In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Romans 8:26
I’m so glad I said ‘yes’ to reviewing Beth Moore’s Whispers of Hope: 10 Weeks of Devotional Prayer. Working through this book—which is part devotional and part prayer journal—has strengthened and changed me.
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Truly, God is using Beth’s words to whisper hope to my heat. Here’s a passage I found especially touching . . .
“Imagine this poignant scene. The child of God musters her last bit of strength to collapse before the throne of God. Words do not come—just groanings.
They are not her groanings, though they emerge from so deep within, she thinks they are hers.
The Spirit of God searches her heart, gathers her pain, and lifts it to the Father of all comfort. The Spirit of God, knowing both the depth of her agony and the will of the Father, can bring forth glory from even this. He insists that the Father issue overflowing comfort. He urges the child to let the Father have His way.
He prays for things that she could not bear to pray.
That she lacks the courage to pray.
He prays for glory.
How long does the child lay before God’s throne?
Until strength comes.
Until she identifies the heart of the Spirit’s intercession for her and can make it her own. Perhaps this is one of life’s finest hours for the believer—when the will of the Father and the will of the child converge as one—and the cloudy pillar of God’s glory settles on her shoulders like a down comforter.
And for just a moment, heaven comes to earth.”
My favorite quote–well, it’s actually a poem Beth Moore wrote:
Gift Alert: This book is pretty enough to give as a gift. The deckle edge pages give the impression of age, and the cover gives the illusion of being hand stamped. The cover flaps are just as charming & make useful bookmarks—as you can see in my photo.
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If you don’t want to wait for the results of the giveaway, you can follow this link to purchase your copies of Whispers of Hope. ***Thanks to Beth Moore and Icon Media Group for providing both review & giveaway copies.
About the Author: Beth Moore has written many best-selling books and is a dynamic teacher and a prolific Bible-study author whose public speaking engagements take her across the United States to challenge tens of thousands. Beth is focused on teaching women all over the world and is known and respected wherever she goes. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two adult daughters and lives in Houston, Texas, where she leads Living Proof Ministries and teaches an adult Sunday school class at her church.
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