Book Review: May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord's Prayer

About the Book

Title: May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord’s Prayer
Authors: Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson
Publisher: Waterbrook
Genre: Christian Living/Prayer
Release Date: September 23, 2019

Publisher's Description

“Combining prayers in two languages--words and images--this contemporary prayer guide will help you spend time in conversation with God.

As people of faith, we all struggle at times to sustain a flourishing prayer life--a loss felt all the more keenly in these times of confusion, political turbulence, and global calamity. This unique book offers a timeless solution for the spiritual and skeptical alike.

Combining story-driven reflections with visual and written prayers, this simple 40-day prayer guide will help you reconnect with God as you rediscover your own ongoing conversation with Him. Using the familiar refrains in the Lord's Prayer as a guide, this groundbreaking resource invites you to reconnect with God creatively and organically.”

Click here to purchase a copy of this book for yourself. 

My Review

May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord’s Prayer, by Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson, is a truly special book. Humble introspection and thoughtful contemplation bring fresh insight and deeper meaning to the Lord’s Prayer and how it can be incorporated into one’s ongoing prayer life. The thoughts and prayers shared by Mr. McRoberts are profoundly moving, relevant, and meaningful. The illustrations drawn by Mr. Erickson are intriguing, memorable, and thought-provoking. The written words in combination with the illustrations facilitate powerful moments of deep reflection and grace-filled encouragement. 

May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord’s Prayer is a wonderfully unique and edifying look at the Lord’s Prayer specifically and prayer in general. I found the text and artistry of this book to be ruminative, inspiring, and uplifting. It is certainly a book worthy of being re-read often and frequently shared with others. It has quickly become a valuable part of my personal Bible study time, and I highly recommend it to all readers.

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.

About the Authors

Justin McRoberts: Author, storyteller and songwriter.

I create in order provide language for the process of faith and life. My passion is helping women and men live generously and well with those they're given to.
” –Biography from Justin McRoberts’ author page on

Click here to visit Justin McRoberts' website. 

Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance artist, and creative priest who mixes autobiography, biblical narrative, and aesthetics to create art that speaks to our deepest experiences. He is currently touring his one man performance piece "We are Not Troubled Guests", and is the coauthor of "Prayer, Forty Days of Practice." Scott is most loved by his Wife Holly and their three children in Portland, Oregon.” –Biography from Scott Erickson’s author page on

Click here to visit Scott Erickson's website.


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