Dove-nominated musician, pastor, and ministry leader Craig Smith will be releasing his debut devotional Awake In the Dawn: Living the Lord's Prayer on September 16. Containg 365 daily devotions, this book offers encouragement leads you into the strength, wisdom, and spiritual adventure of living the Lord's Prayer.
Each day of the week is dedicated to one line of the prayer:
Our Father in Heaven, may your name be kept holy
May your kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven
Give us today the food we need
Forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who have sin against us
Don't let us yield to temptation
But rescue us from the evil one
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
All proceeds from Awake in the Dawn go to support the work of Village2Village, a faith-based non-profit reaching underserved communities in Uganda, Thailand, and NW Arkansas by creating "Hope Villages." V2V seeks to share the hope of the Gospel of Christ, help children develop a Biblical worldview, disciple families long-term, and meeting practical and educational needs that support families and break the devastating cycles of addiction, broken homes, and poverty.
Craig spent his early career using music as his main platform for ministry. He wrote and recorded fourteen music projects with a myriad of songs charting the top ten national Christian charts, received a Dove nomination for "Best Worship Album," and a nomination for SESAC Inspirational Songwriter of the Year. Now, after years of touring his music around the world, Craig is firmly rooted, leading his local church in Arkansas.
Craig is also the founder of Village2Village, a faith-based non-profit that builds a culture of hope in under-served regions around the world. V2V believes that true transformation can only come from a personal relationship with Christ, and they seek to transform communities and families with the living hope of Jesus. The organization partners with local programs to create "Hope Villages" in Uganda, NW Arkansas, and Thailand, to help families to break cycles of addiction, poverty, and abuse.