Book Review: Uplifting Prayers to Light Your Way 200 invocations for challenging times.

  
 Sonia Choquette fell to her knees praying for guidance after tragedy struck not once but three times. To find peace and a serenity of her soul she trekked the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometer (500-mile) ancient pilgrimage over the Pyrenees and across Spain. 
She wrote about that journey in her book Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed.

During that arduous trek her healing power of prayer is what inspired her to write this little prayer book.
Whether you are devout in your prayer or a dabbler, or new to prayer altogether you will find a helpful prayer here. It has something for everyone willing to offer up a prayer. 
The author has divided the book into sections that can be read through in linear fashion for a whole approach growth journey or it can be read as a choose your prayer by definition depending on your individual need.
Sonia has structured this prayer book for inward exploration. Each step the reader will find support for soul growth. The stages are as follows: Waking Up, Getting Ready, The Journey Begins. These prepare you for life’s changes, fears, living authentically and letting go. The stages cont he with Protection Along The Way, Cloudy Skies (Mental troubles) . Waking Up,Getting Ready, The Journey Begins. These prepare you for life’s changes, fears, living authentically and letting go. The stages continue with Protection Along the Way, Cloudy Skies (mental troubles), Rainy Days (emotional ups/downs), Thunderstorms and Lightning Strikes (manage struggles/unsettling events), Blue Skies (inner peace and balance), Following the Signs (intuitive signs to spirit and changing relationships), Lightening the Load (to let go of ego perceptions and patterns), Fellow Travelers (managing difficulties with other human beings), Enjoying the Journey (open up to new ways of being, and doing), New Horizons (finding compassion, kindness and gratitude), The Final stage is Coming Home to My Spirit (focuses on gratitude, love, appreciation, and blessings)

Each prayer is addressed to the Holy Mother-Father God, Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe, so it can relate to many faiths and personal beliefs. It is the hope of the author that with this book readers will have a personal dialogue with the Divine however they define that personally.
This book above all is a book of healing, of bettering the readers life. By taking the time to voice these prayers and meditating on them, peace can be found. Sonia Choquette leads by example as she prayed to overcome difficulties in her life. She used prayer as a tool to heal from the devastating life events she experienced. In this book she offers assistance to others that are going through similar circumstances by using prayer to heal themselves. 
To read her story of her journey that led to this little book of prayers see her website at http://www.soniachoquette.com
From Sonia’s website in her own words… 

“Several years ago, I underwent a particularly challenging time, facing—only six weeks apart—the unexpected deaths of my brother and my father. And then, my marriage of 30 years imploded.

Bereft and filled with grief and anger, I got down on my knees and prayed for healing, as no other effort brought relief. What followed in answer to my prayers was the unexpected, intuitive guidance to walk—alone—the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometer (500-mile) ancient pilgrimage over the Pyrenees and across Spain . . .
With prayer as my constant companion and greatest source of strength, I was able to complete this arduous journey . . . and with it heal a lifetime of emotional pain and heartache, as well as discover a deep and lasting peace in my heart.

The power of prayer during that time is what inspired me to write this little prayer book.
More than any other moment in my entire life, I needed and asked for extra help in facing the challenges before me with endless prayers . . . all of which kept me grounded, comforted, and able to move through the difficulties before me with grace. At times, my only prayers were Help me, please, and Thank you. Thank you. Thank you in advance for answering my prayer. Those were enough. My prayers were heard and answered, many beyond my wildest dreams.”

FTC Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this title from Net Galley and Hay House Publishing for review purposes only. No other compensation was awarded. 

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