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A book review of “Playground Prayers and Monkey Bar Meditations” by Rob Low

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We’ve been reading the prayers in this little treasure of prayerful reflections. My children are drawn to the pictures and themes and I’m gently challenged to be playful in prayer. I’d say it’s like a devotional book but in the style of a prayer book. The style is very poetic.

Rob Low is a camp friend I grew up with. He has always been a quiet leader and here is an outpouring of his quiet soul and meditations with Jesus. It’s so fun to look at things I see every day with the question, “Lord, what do you want to show me about me today?” Bubble Gum Prayers and Bike Riding Prayers caught our attention to start and then off to PAC man and Lego prayers! I find myself curious about the curious way that Rob will hear God talking.

You can pick this up at Friesen Publishing or Amazon.

A little bonus in my copy were the Prayers at Gull Lake Camp. I loved Rob’s prayerful reminiscing about the camp hall and the swing set. Let me close with a little portion that I loved:

This is a place where you dwell, Lord.
I know this because so many have turned to you here.
So many have cried out to You and surrendered to You.
You have faithfully met thousands of your children on these swings,
Answering their questions and stirring up even more.
Your hands have enveloped many people here, Lord,
As they swung in the shadow of Your wings and swayed to the winds of Your Spirit.
Lives have been changed and this place has been changed.
This holy place where people have been encountering You for nearly 100 years.


Author: Robb Massey

I'm a husband, dad, pastor and a coach. I love following Jesus, riding my bike and having fun with my family. We live in wonderful Winnipeg, Manitoba in the prairie heartland of Canada

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