Prayers of my Mother

Tiny Pieces of Faith to Help You Believe He is There for You

Christian - Non-Fiction
250 Pages
Reviewed on 09/24/2017
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Author Biography

I was born and raised in Miami, FL. I am a retired law enforcement officer, realtor, auditor, and aspiring business/career prep education teacher. I have one daughter, Caroiya and a grandson, DeAndre.

My inspiration began when one childhood friend experienced a tumultuous divorce and she wanted my mother to pray for her. My mother, once a strong prayer warrior, has Alzheimer's and is no longer praying for people. Therefore, I told my friend, "I'll do it."

I began sending my friend a nightly text message prayer. During the succeeding months, two additional friends confided in me about experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts, and I also prayed for them. At this point, I knew it was a “calling.”

As the recipients grew, I transitioned to email and named it “Prayer Share.” Now, almost four years later, I send a nightly email prayer to 78 people. As a result, I have over 1000 prayers. When I began receiving positive feedback regarding the prayers, I was compelled to write this book using their favorite Prayer Share messages. However, I did not expect to add my own spiritual journey, trials and tribulations, to the book. Therefore, in 2014, I recognized and answered “the call,” stepping in when my mother could not.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Prayers of my Mother: Tiny Pieces of Faith to Help You Believe He is There for You by Carolyn L Austin is a collection of beautiful prayers, meditations, and anecdotes that celebrate the author’s experience of faith, transmitted through her anointed mother. The texts are well-composed and they feature powerful biblical references. In this book, readers will discover the real reason for their faith, find courage to hold onto it even in the midst of harrowing tribulations, and learn to listen to the voice of God that speaks to them through the Scriptures and directly to their hearts.

This book is beautifully written. Divided into five different parts, it traces the author’s spiritual path and creates one that readers can use to travel to God. Readers will learn the different ways of deepening their relationship with God, growing in trust, and increasing their faith. The author’s voice comes across powerfully. It is clear and confident and when she talks about God, the reader is left in no doubt that she is speaking from a place within her heart where she has been touched by the Divine Flame and where she feels unconditionally loved. This book will definitely lead every reader seeking God to arrive at that point of maturity in faith and in the quest for ultimate union with their creator. Carolyn L Austin’s writing is simple and very accessible and I enjoyed the conversational style the author adopts. Prayers of my Mother will transform the way you think about God and yourself, the way you pray, and the way you relate with others. It’s a gift to receive with gratitude, and then pass on.