Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 If you've read this verse and thought, "How do I really do that?" then you're not alone. Should you never leave your prayer closet? Should you walk around with your eyes closed? We know that this type of prayer life is not humanly … [Read more...] about How Do I Pray without Ceasing?
So many things in this life get broken down, torn down, destroyed, and demolished. And while we can simplify and go without certain material goods, the bottom line is that every person in this world has basic needs. Food, water, shelter, clothing. And those are just the physical needs. Then we have mental, emotional, and spiritual needs also. We can be broken in any area of life. This week I'm … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Rebuilding
I could hardly wait to share this fabulous freebie with you! Because if you've been around here long, you know how much I love writing prayers and how much I believe that writing out our prayers draws us closer to the Lord. Prayer journals are my favorite for so many reasons and books of prayers follow closely behind them. I share written prayers because there are times when one of the hardest … [Read more...] about Free Book of Prayers
Two Sundays ago, I was privileged to attend a church service that stirred my soul in a fresh way. Through the passages of Scripture read during the service, I knew that God was directing me to do less talking to him and more listening to him. In my mind, it was almost like he was saying, "Girl, it would be good if you'd still yourself long enough to listen." Listening to God can seem to be a … [Read more...] about A Prayer of Willingness to Listen
Fear exists in all different forms. You've experienced it, haven't you? Those times when it creeps up on you slowly and folds itself slowly over you like a blanket. Suddenly your lip begins to quiver and your hands begin to tremble. Maybe you've experienced fear and no physical reaction was visible outwardly, but inwardly your mind was racing and your emotions grew overbearing. Some months … [Read more...] about A Prayer to Calm Fear
Recently I received an email with a question that made me think twice. The question is: How do I pray Scripture back to God? And it's a great question because I believe there are different methods you can use to pray God's Word. The reader posing this question said "I'm afraid to ask my pastor what he meant by that." We all have different personalities, backgrounds, and perspectives. And my … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Pray Scripture Back to God
Over the weekend I was reminded of how difficult the pain of this world can be. One of my dear friends lost her daughter to the fight of disease. The same disease that will most likely usher her other two daughters from this world. The same disease my own sweet Taylor has. When I heard the news of my friend's loss, I felt distressed to the core of my being. I'm guessing you've been … [Read more...] about A Prayer for When I Am Distressed
Recently I was overwhelmed with compassion for a certain group of people. And in the moment, I felt like I was barely breathing, but the next morning, sobs overtook me. These verses came to my mind at that time: When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 And of some have compassion, making a … [Read more...] about A Prayer for the Broken-Hearted