These contemporary psalms and prayer-poems offer an antidote to the negativity of the world. While they acknowledge the realities around us, they also look for the good of our God in everything. Sections include: PRAISE, PRAYERS, EASTER, CREATION, WONDER, CHRISTMAS. With bad news everywhere, everyone has problems of some kind. Focusing on praise takes our thoughts off our worries and onto the goodness of God.
When prolific author and poet Mary Harwell Sayler found herself weighted by woes and laments, she began to realize her lack of appreciation to God. She decided to look for the good in everything. These fresh, poetic expressions began coming to her almost daily—spontaneous, contemporary poems of thanksgiving, adoration, and praise. As you read PRAISE! Poems, may an explosion break forth in your own life of adoration to—and celebration of—our good God!
Mary began reading the Bible and writing poems as a child and has since placed 28 books in all genres with Christian and educational publishers. Over 2,000 of her poems, articles, devotionals, and children’s stories have appeared in magazines, take-home papers, anthologies, and e-zines. She has also written 3 Kindle e-books on various aspects of writing, and she regularly blogs on Bible topics and poetry. PRAISE! is the result of the theme she believed the Lord gave her for the year.
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“PRAISE! shares poems of praise and prayer—from a ‘listener’ attentive to the Spirit’s whisper and an ‘observer’ of God’s shout through His works of creation.” –Elaine Wright Colvin, poet, author, writers consultant
“A lyrical celebration of everyday miracles, mystical mysteries, and spiritual introspection. Faith inspires this series of praise poems that sing a song of serenity. Even the Table of Contents reads like a Psalm!” –Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi, poet and author of Fall Tenderly and Poem To Follow
“I love the way these poems open new doorways through which I learn to appreciate not just God but also the beauty and diversity of this world that God has gifted us with.” –Christine Sine, author of Return to Our Senses: Re-imagining How We Pray and To Garden With God
“Praise achieves what it sets out to do—its poems individually and collectively pour out love for who God is.” –Glynn Young at Faith, Fiction, Friends