Writing to God is a Lenten devotional tool, providing forty-seven insightful prayers for personal reflection and an equal number of scripturally-based writing prompts to guide readers/writers in their own praying. Each prayer draws its readers into a moment of meditation, even as it sets an example for the accompanying prompt. Paired together, these prayers and writing prompts offer daily devotions for the Lenten season, including Sundays and Holy Week.
About the Author
Rev. Rachel G. Hackenberg is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, and serves as the pastor of Grace United Church of Christ in Lancaster, PA.
“Hackenberg's words have a heartbeat---sometimes they are beautiful and otherworldly; other time they are simple and earthy. When I read her prayers, I'm sure I have just prayed. But she wants me to take up my pen and pray. With a prayer, a Scripture passage, and a task, she gives me a personal invitation and permission to enter the incarnational practice of writing my words to God.” —Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God
“For some, speaking to God comes naturally---for others, speaking to God feels awkward, especially when we can't find the words or begin to stumble in mid-sentence. Hackenberg offers an alternative way. Writing to God is an expression of deep humility---it seems to say, ‘If I can write to God, so can you.’” —Donald Capps, Professor of Pastoral Theology (Emeritus), Princeton Theological Seminary
“Inspiration can come at any time or place, awakening the artist, writer, and creator in all of us just by picking up a pen and letting the words flow. Living with this book will make each day a holy adventure.” —Bruce Epperly, author of Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living