Prone to Wander: Prayers of Confession and Celebration
Duguid, Barbara R.; Houk, Wayne
“This book has many virtues. One is its flexibility in being adaptable to a range of situations, including public worship and private devotions. Another is the careful thought that went into the individual prayers. A third virtue is the rootedness of the individual units in Bible passages. Finally, the table of contents shows at a glance that the book covers the whole of the Christian life. I love the overall aims and the method of this book, as well as the execution of details.”See All
Professor of English, Wheaton College
“At a time when some fear that confession of sin will be a “turn off” to the gospel, Duguid and Houk show how the heart longing for reconciliation with God can find peace and beauty in biblical confession. Long ago, another wrote that grace is not sweet, if sin is not bitter. Duguid and Houk help us face the bitter to taste the sweet.”See All
Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois
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Books at a Glance
Confessing our sins might seem like a gloomy business—God already knows about them, so what’s the point of dwelling on failure? But confession is more celebratory than we think. It does not simply remind us of our guilt, but points us to our great Savior, who has atoned for us and lovingly pursues us despite our wandering
These prayers open with a scriptural call of confession, confess specific sins, thank the Father for Jesus’ perfect life and death in our place, ask for the help of the Spirit in pursuing holiness, and close with an assurance of pardon.
Inspired by the Puritan classic The Valley of Vision, these prayers were developed for both personal devotions and church use.
Foreword by Iain Duguid