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Mara has written a delightful book on the honest nature of prayer, longing and connection with God. A fresh, honest, hopeful and whimsical vision of what it looks like to walk with God in these cynical times.
Hauntingly beautiful and soft in tone, the songs have been written to correspond with the prayers and are incredibly raw in their honesty... The only word I can think of to describe Naked Prayers is ‘authentic’, which seems a little too Christianese-y for a project that’s so cliche free.
Life is messy and complicated, and so is keeping your faith intact when things turn south. Mara’s honest journey to encounter God, punctuated by her original music, is a must read for anyone who has wondered if God really cares.
Though the title is bold, Naked Prayers, is written with delicacy and gentle understanding. Mara Measor’s story is truly a lesson by confession, one that everyone will appreciate. As the leader of a multi-faith community, I see a spirited universality in the book and album, doodles and all.
Mara Measor’s Naked Prayers reads like a modern Psalter. Faith. Triumph. Doubt. Confession. More doubt. Celebration. Like king David of Israel, Mara sheds the thin veneer of a plastic faith and vulnerably reveals the honest rhythm walking with the Creator. If you want cliched and Christianeze answers to life, then this book isn’t for you. But if you want an authentic and honest reflection on the valleys and mountaintops of the Christian journey, then you won’t be able to put this book down.