It was early Monday, June 13th—around five o’clock in the morning. Not a problem in Copenhagen. The sun had been climbing the sky for an hour or so. In a city where bicycles greatly outnumber cars, the usual quiet streets were nearly silent. I walked about a mile to a park.
I had ninety-nine prayers completed and edited. After a dozen or so attempts, I ordered them in the way I thought would be most helpful for a reader. I went through and tagged each prayer for the topics it covered and created an index. I had to delete a few prayers that were repetitive or just not that helpful. I wrote a little guide that talks about how to use the book. I only had one more task before sending it to the editor: writing the last prayer.
Two boys were sleeping in the living room of the apartment when I left. One on the blow-up bed and the other on the couch. I decided the last prayer would be for them. I sat at a picnic table by a little lake. Many of the prayers took hours to write. This one took about fifteen minutes. I proofread it, found a wi-fi zone, and shipped it off to the editor. Then the designer started working on it. It was edited again. I had to make a number of changes. The designer kept working on it. As of this week, five months later it is published and for sale.
I hope you will buy the book and use it as a traveling companion during the upcoming seasons of your life. I didn’t write this book so that it will be read once and then put away. I hope it is picked up on holidays and tough times and boring times and big celebrations and seasons of life where you want to grow.
This book can also be a meaningful gift for somebody. I don’t say this to sell more books and make more money! All the proceeds from this book will go to The Water’s Edge building fund so we can complete our first building and serve our community better. The book can be given to family and friends, a new Christian, a person facing big troubles, or a person seeking to grow in their relationship with God. Prayer brings grace to the sinner, healing to the hurting, and guidance to the aimless.
You may buy the book at weomaha.com. The first thousand books, so far, have been purchased by donors, so all of the $15 goes to the building fund. You can give a meaningful gift that helps move The Water’s Edge forward! I’ll sign all the books. The order form gives directions on how all this works. You can also buy the book on Amazon.com as a softcover or eBook.
Thanks to all those who encouraged me to complete this project! Your kind words mean more than you will ever know.