Do you feel too busy to pray? Then you're invited to find REST in God's loving presence.
Let's face it: we all know we should be praying more. And we genuinely try to make it happen! But before we know it, the day's worries and demands often distract us from conversation with God, and we're left wondering why we don't hear from Him. It happens to all of us.
In Prayers of REST: Daily Prompts to Hear God's Voice, Asheritah Ciuciu offers you a respite from your spiritual to-do list. She provides guided prayers that will focus your mind and heart on Scripture. Using a memorable acronym and daily Bible verses, this prayer devotional will guide you through worship, confession, stillness, and surrender. You'll learn to:
Don't let distractions pull you away from God. When the duties of life begin to weigh on your mind . . . that's exactly when you need to REST in the Lord.
"We learn how to pray not by reading a book or sitting in a lecture, but by actually praying." – Asheritah Ciuciu
Testimonials for Prayers of REST
God used Prayers of REST in my life by teaching me how to pray, using Scripture. These prayers helped me fix my eyes on Jesus, on His goodness, instead of all that was going on in the world. Praying together was very encouraging.
—LAURIEN VAN BELZEN
Participating in Prayers of REST gave me a sense of community when the physical church was closed due to COVID. Engaging in prayer with these women every morning helped me focus on Jesus, His goodness, and His peace—no matter the circumstance. It was a blessing to be a part of that early prayer group!
I was in the middle of figuring out how to deal with other issues before the pandemic happened. Add to that the stress and anxiety of being locked down and life seemed grim and depressing. When I found the Prayers of REST calls, it became something I looked forward to because I knew that God would be there. It was amazing the peace that those calls provided in an already turbulent time. I'm very appreciative of that time and how it changed my outlook and renewed my hope.
God used those prayer times during the pandemic, to focus on Him and not what was happening around the world! I found a group of sweet ladies that I could be honest with in sharing my struggles and Asheritah always kept us focused on Him! The verse Asheritah always ended with (Jude 1:24–25) brought me such comfort and still does today! It was such a bright spot during the pandemic; I will always remember it with fond memories.
Prayers of REST stirs a deeper hunger in my heart to keep seeking Jesus. It makes me realize how precious prayer truly is to our Lord. Following the REST prayer prompt helps me to build my prayer life. Because of Prayers of REST, my prayer life has grown stronger little by little, and definitely has become more meaningful. More significantly, it helps me to evaluate how much more I still need to know my Lord and Savior.