Praying for Girls

Asking God for the Things They Need Most

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Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most by Teri Lynne Underwood is a wonderful resource for moms of girls, not only as a prayer guide, but also as a devotional and resource of ideas for growing a closer mother-daughter relationship.

The book includes 200 Scripture-based prayers covering key areas in a girl’s life. These range from light-hearted moments to heart-breaking experiences.

A Lifeline for Moms of Girls

The conversational tone of Praying for Girls, and the author’s transparency make this book engaging, and reading it feels like sitting down with a fellow mom who is right there in the trenches with you.

The author uses her experiences parenting her own daughter to shed light on topics like:

  • her identity
  • her heart
  • her mind
  • her relationships
  • her purpose

The author shares anecdotes to illustrate how these areas in a girl’s life shape who she grows up to become. Along with these relatable experiences, there are lists of fill-in-the-blank prayers to get moms started. The ‘Just for Moms’ section gets to the heart of the matter and talks directly to the worries and feelings of failure moms face every day. The author continually points readers to Scripture for guidance:

…I’ve found that when I center my prayers in the Word, I am better able to guard my heart from all the human emotions that keep me from walking in faith.

Maybe you are in the middle of a battle that seems overwhelming. Perhaps you too struggle to guard your heart from all the confusion and doubt he enemy likes to send our way. You’re not alone. We’ve all been there, are there, or will likely be there again (p. 63).

My favorite features of Praying for Girls are the “Girl Talk sections with ideas for bonding with your daughter. These tips for ‘little girls,’ ‘middle girls,’ and ‘big girls’ provide hands-on activity ideas for deepening your relationship. From making a treasure box together to going out for coffee, the author gives readers assignments that are easy to carry out and help take the lessons from the book one step further.

The publisher provided a review copy of Praying for Girls.

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