One year to a more intimate relationship with God
How would life be different if you could think, see, and do all things in light of the person and work of Jesus? With this inspiring collection of 365 Scripture-centered prayers, pastor Scotty Smith helps you pray the Scriptures through the lens of the gospel, mining the great resources of God's grace and applying them in every season of your life. No posing. No pretending. Just an honest, no-spin relationship with a God who claims you as his own.
Each day includes a Scripture reference and an inspirational original prayer, born from moments of great faith and times of crisis. Like a modern-day book of Psalms, Everyday Prayers is a pathway to growing in grace that you will want to explore year after year.
"All those of us who know Scotty Smith and his ministry know he's a praying man as well as a great preacher, and therefore this book is full of rich resources for our own prayer lives."--Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
"Scotty's prayers blast my heart every day with the good news and radical implications of Jesus' love for us. Whether Scotty is leading us to pray about the struggles in our hearts, God's work in the world, the beauty of creation, or the taste of good food, Jesus is the focus and hero of all these prayers. I greatly encourage you to get a copy of my friend's new book."--Michael W. Smith
"One way to improve the diversity and richness of your praying is to learn how to pray as a function of meditating on Scripture. Scotty Smith here illustrates how. But to get maximum benefit from these pages, you should not only carefully read Scotty's prayerful meditations on Scripture but also imitate him by doing something similar whenever you read the Bible."--D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"I want to be led in prayer by a man of God whose heart beats with the music of grace. When I read the prayers of Scotty Smith and pray along with him as I do, my heart sings of the glory of God--being soothed, strengthened, and challenged by the greatness of the gospel."--Bryan Chapell, president of Covenant Theological Seminary
"I so enjoy hearing from Scotty Smith. He is preoccupied with the Good News and is forever seeking out ways to connect us to grace. He is a tremendous communicator in that he seems to feel and think in equal proportions--that is the gift of these written prayers. My heart intersects with these prayers in a new way every time."--Sara Groves
"It has been a steady and sober joy and a constant encouragement to begin my day with Scotty Smith in recent months. He awakens me to my sin and need of grace and points me to the Savior every morning. Scotty brings a wealth of pastoral experience to his observations, ones that truly prepare us to walk with the Lord each day. Scotty's thoughts are perfect for a daily devotional. With an image, a question, or a well-formed phrase, he engages us, but more than that, he leads us to engage our own souls, and to do so in the presence of the God of the gospel of grace."--Dan Doriani, senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis; professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary
"Everyday Prayers can jump-start your prayer life. Scotty Smith gives our old, dusty hearts a track to run on that opens the door to deeper fellowship with our heavenly Father."--Paul Miller, author of A Praying Life, www.seeJesus.net
"Scotty Smith's Everyday Prayers is a portal to heaven--not another book on what we ought to do but a delicious reminder of what's been done for us--so that we can enter into the very throne room of heaven knowing that we're welcomed and loved. Buy it! Read it! Pray it! Rejoice!"--Elyse Fitzpatrick, speaker and author
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About the Author
Scotty Smith is founding pastor of Christ Community Church (PCA) in Franklin, Tennessee. He is now teacher in residence at West End Community Church (PCA) in Nashville. He is the author of several books, including Everyday Prayers as well as Unveiled Hope with Michael Card and Speechless and Restoring Broken Things with Steven Curtis Chapman.