I knew it was going to be bad, but I didn’t know how bad.
Before moving to Nashville, I had a 15-minute commute… on foot. My drive was five minutes when traffic was bad. I didn’t know how bad things could really be until it took me two hours to drive 20 miles.
But during that time, I began to realize that, in placing me in the gridlock of Nashville Interstate traffic, the Lord was giving me an opportunity to draw nearer to him. And so, I began to use that time to pray. For my fellow commuters. For myself. And for the witness of the church.
Now, I’ve collected those prayers into a new book, Praying the I-65: Everyday Prayers for the Commuter Life.
In this book, you’ll find 30 readings for your commute, including:
- Of “maniacs” and “idiots”—a plea for justice;
- Of bran muffins and really strong coffee—a prayer of lament; and
- Of pulling the Jesus fish off your bumper—a prayer of repentance.
Praying the I-65: Everyday Prayers for the Commuter Life is coming soon. Look for it wherever books are sold.