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Digging Deep to Uncover the Root of Our Prayer

| November 5, 2018
Digging into Prayer

I found a lump in my breast.

I actually had a dream the night before that I stepped out of the shower and looked in the mirror and my right breast was a strange shape. When I woke up, I jumped in the shower and just for kicks did a self-exam – and sure enough, there was a small lump in my right breast.

My first thought was a prayer lifted up silently to God: “Please don’t let this be cancer.”

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Praying together

How To Form Your Own Prayer Circle (& why you should)

I truly believe that there is power in prayer. And I believe that prayer is multiplied when Christians come together to pray. The book of Matthew records Jesus saying, “If two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done…

July 26, 2018
Guarding Your Prayer Life

3 Ways To Protect Your Prayer Life

We guard a lot of things in our lives. We guard things of value and that are important to us. We guard our children, our homes, our finances, even our lives. But what about our prayer life? Have you thought about how you guard…

April 16, 2018
Don't miss these must-read books on prayer

5 of the Best Books on Prayer

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links Do you sometimes feel like your prayer life is in a rut? Maybe you’re saying the same quick prayers for the same few things every day. Or maybe you feel like you should be praying more specifically and…

March 8, 2018

The Unexpected Power of Prayer (& my bitter heart)

“Pray for us?” She asked so expectantly, detailing a little bit of what was going on in their lives. She said she asked because she knew I would. And she was right, but I still felt a little bit miffed. This was like the…

January 18, 2018
8 Prayer Journaling Prompts for the New Year

Journal Questions to Help You Pray in the New Year

I love the idea of New Year’s resolutions. It’s the follow-through that I sometimes have trouble with. Likewise, I love the idea of welcoming each new year with prayer, but my mind wanders so much it’s hard for me to stay focused. Journaling definitely…

January 1, 2018
Are you ready for a deeper relationship with Jesus?

Are You Ready?

Are you ready? Ready for what? I still have no idea, but that is the question that God was asking me over and over. I kept letting Him know that I was ready, but He kept asking the question. Have you ever noticed that…

October 30, 2017
are you bored while praying

When You’re Bored With Prayer

  I find it hard to do the everyday prayers that are more or less the same. I’ve made up prayer journals, but it’s a list and I find lists boring. I could have written these words myself, but I didn’t. They came from…

October 23, 2017
Praying for Answers

Finding My Answers In Jesus

This past summer was rough for me. Not just the normal summer struggles, but I spent a couple weeks in the hospital and the remainder of the summer recuperating. Just when I thought I was as good as new, I over did it and…

October 2, 2017
praying for your husband

Supplicate: The Importance of Praying for Your Husband

In my last two posts, I’ve discussed the first two words in the acronym Y.E.S., which stands for Yield, Elevate, and Supplicate. This acronym represents three steps to becoming the wives God has called us to be. If you’d like to read all three…

May 25, 2017
unanswered prayers

When God Answers with an Oxygen Mask

Have you ever wondered why you can see God’s hand in some areas of your life, but not so much in others? Maybe like me, you’ve even asked Him. It’s not that you’re not thankful, you just want to know why. That was a…

May 22, 2017

Fighting Prayer Life Paralysis

Have you ever felt like everybody else is “getting prayer” except for you? I know I’ve struggled with that feeling so many times. I want to grow in my prayer life, but how do you even describe what that means? Maturity in prayer is…

May 8, 2017

How to Pray for Your Unsaved Friends

I was a fairly shy tenth grader and getting yelled at by another student in front of all our class. The teacher was running a few minutes late, and there was nobody to intervene for me. Why was “Misty” so upset with me? I…

March 13, 2017
discover the key to victory in spiritual warfare

Fighting On Our Knees

We all have our battles. Maybe you’ve been battling with your kids to wake up in the mornings, or battling with your boss or coworkers. Your battle could be with your child’s teacher, the morning commute, or something more weighty like a serious illness.…

March 6, 2017
How to Pray

How to Pray: Combating Distractions in Prayer

Most of us believe we should develop better prayer habits, but it’s hard sometimes to know exactly what to do. Wake up earlier? Set aside time each day? Those might be great choices, but what about when our minds wander? How many times have…

January 12, 2017