This devotional was designed to work differently from most devotional resources. In addition to sharing the faith from each of the authors, we wanted to provide opportunities for you to begin writing your story. Once you've read each devotional story, begin sharing your story as you record your thoughts and reflections. This allows I Believe to go beyond just a bunch of words on a page to something you interact with, it becomes your own story.
Each story reflects on the author's faith narrative using a phrase form the Apostles' Creed. Also included are quotes from the Bible and writings of scholars who have shared their wisdom and insights with the Church throughout the years.
This book includes 60 devotions from 40 teens who faced opportunities to stand their ground. They'll share what they did. What they learned. Whom to trust.
You'll gain spiritual insight and encouragement from the words of these teen writers and the Word of God. You'll see -- you really can stand your ground!
Because of topic or wording, some prayers are more subjective, more personal, than others. This is intentional, and it is hoped that the one who uses Time to Pray will have other prayers, the Scriptures, and particularly the words of our Lord's Prayer to balance the devotional time of each day. Time to Pray is composed of prayers on a large variety of subjects chosen from lists given by youth. It is by no means complete but includes:
Prayers About Myself
Prayers About My Work
Prayers About My Life of Prayer
Prayers About God
Prayers About the Life of My Lord
Prayers About My Church
Prayers About the Word of God
The prayers of this book are, for the most part, original. Wording and style were selected in the desire to make prayers natural and expected in the midst of everyday happenings in the life of youth.
- Elmer N. Witt -
-From the Preface -