“Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen”

Lent just began last Wednesday, and on this Tuesday morning, we are looking at the 2011 book Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen” by Rachel G. Hackenberg.

On the cover of the book are two old rustic mailboxes, one with the red flag in the up position for outgoing mail. 

First, I’m including a two-minute video of her describing the book. Later in my post, there is a link to a free small group guide pdf one can download.

“Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen”

She is “… an author, speaker, ordained minister, and soccer mom.”

This is the description from the Author’s http://rachelhackenberg.com/books/ page.

“Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen (Paraclete Press 2011) is a devotional tool especially for self-conscious, bored, or fatigued pray-ers. Writing to God provides forty scriptural prompts to guide readers in their own prayer-writing. A small group guide is available for download.”

I’m loving its simplicity yet powerful attributes of her site layout.

Furthermore, there is this description from the publisher’s site, Paraclete Press.

“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.”

As we wrap up this morning, I’m continuing to write my Lenten Letters expressing gratitude, and today is day 7.

Hoping today finds you well. Thank you for being on this daily blog post journey with me. See you tomorrow for my Wednesday post.

Anchors Aweigh,  


P.S. Now that we are less than 25 posts away, I’m including this countdown to AnchoredScraps daily blog post #1500 on April 5, 2019, today is #1476!

Attribution & Thank you to the following referencing today

Writing to God Paraclete Press, image, excerpt

Rachel Hackenberg website

YouTube Writing to God, Published on Jan 12, 2011, posted by Rachel Hackenberg

AnchoredScraps Lenten Postcard Pack & Expressing Daily Gratitude Writing Lenten Letters 2019, March 6, 2019



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