Inspiration

In Perfect Peace: Prayer for Babies to Sleep

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Heavenly Father, how I thank You
for the joy and privilege of parenthood
and for the precious baby that in Your grace You have brought

into our home—to love and to cherish.
Father, You have said in Scripture that You give
Your beloved sleep
and I ask that You would bless our beloved little baby
with a deep, refreshing, and uninterrupted night’s sleep.
May Your perfect peace flood his or her little soul
and keep all frightening little thoughts and dreams far away
throughout the hours of darkness, and keep watch
over him or her.
I pray through the hours of darkness, in Jesus’ name I pray,
Amen.

—Parish Prayer

 

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

The Awesome Power of Women and Girls

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“If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?”
—Malala Yousafzai

“Women are builders of civil society. We are the ones who are going to build it. You know why? We have no choice. Either you shut up, and you are humiliated, or you do what I’m doing. You scream.”
—Fatema Mernissi

“If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.”
—Alice Walker

“You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.’ ”
—Salma Hayek

“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.”
—Jane Austen

“Men think that self-sacrifice is the most charming of all the cardinal virtues for women, and in order to keep it in healthy working order, they make opportunities for its illustration as often as possible. I would fain teach women that self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.