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Let’s Be Honest About Our Prayer Life…

November 8, 2019 |
Grace and Truth: A weekly Christian link-up

Candid confession: Even though I’m the Candidly Christian Prayer Team Liaison, I feel anxious about my own wimpy, distracted prayer life.

If you’ve ever felt burdened by your not-so-spiritual prayer life, then you will love today’s featured post by Carlie Lake.

Just like you, I truly mean it when I say I will pray for someone. But even if I actually remember, I can’t come up with much beyond “Lord, please be with them. Please give them peace, discernment, strength…” whatever it is I think the person may need to get through their trial.

And that’s about the end of it. As I try to think of something more elaborate and spiritual to say, I usually wind up mentally reviewing my editorial calendar again.

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Prayer and Supplication & Our Grace and Truth Link Up

When I was in high school, I went through this phase where I refused to say “amen.” It might sound silly, but I wanted my life to be a living prayer. To constantly be in conversation with God. I was a new believer and…

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Confessions of a self-centered prayer...

Confessions of a Self-Centered Prayer

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4 Ways to Fight Anxiety with Faith

4 Ways to Fight Anxiety With Faith and Prayer

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Will You Stand In The Gap For Us?

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Grace and truth for your prayer life

Grace and Truth for Your Prayer Life

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Digging into Prayer

Digging Deep to Uncover the Root of Our Prayer

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Praying together

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

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Guarding Your Prayer Life

3 Ways To Protect Your Prayer Life

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5 of the Best Books on Prayer

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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