I am absolutely enjoying this book. Evening Prayers is a collection of prayers written by Pastor Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt (1842-1919). Blumhardt is said to have influenced a generation of theologians, including Bonheoffer and Karl Barth, as well as thousands of ordinary people who sought him out for spiritual healing and wholeness. From just my short time with this book, I can see why he was such a great spiritual leader and had such a great following.
Evening Prayers is formatted for daily reading with a scripture and prayer for each evening of the year. This book is a welcome addition to my fixed hour prayers. It is perfect for evening prayer, giving me not only a beautifully written prayer, but a scripture to meditate on as well.
From the December 9 prayer-
Lord our God,
we seek your face and long to find you. May we find you as your people found you in times past when you drew near with man signs and miracles. May our hearts come before you in awe and trust and draw their strength from you. May many in our time seek you and receive your comfort and help, for you provide strength and courage for the poor and destitute, for the suffering and the dying. Do not let our age pass by in vain, O great and almighty God ...
If you would like a book to encourage your own prayer life, Evening Prayers would be a lovely choice.
note: I was given a copy of Evening Prayers in exchange for an honest review.